The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 429 pages
The anxiety of unresolved desire is present in many stories - Radclyffe Hall's Miss Ogilvy is unable truly to find herself in this world, Djuna and Lillian hold back from each other in Anais Nin's "Cities of the Interior," and the energy and commitment that should go into a loving relationship are stifled by convention in Jane Rule's story of passion outside marriage. But here are brave spirits, too - Renee Vivien's Sarolta and her Prince(ss) live forever in a vision of ideal tenderness, Colette's heroines preserve the sanctity of their little white bed, and Jewelle Gomez's bulldagger society survives far from the haunts of men. There are coming-out stories, stories about cross-dressing, vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance.
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Where did you learn the divine words that they never say ? ' The wedding ceremony took place in absolute privacy . The candles brightened the red highlights in Bela's blond hair . The incense curled towards him , and the thunder of the ...
And I dare say Tilly would be as distracted were she to perceive in me one Rib gone astray , or one Wrist most horribly bleeding ! Nay , we could never come to a Killing , for women have not , like brutal Man , " she concluded ...
We must never again be parted , I could not endure it . As to where we live , ' I added , ' it hardly matters - this Castle is wholly delightful , but indeed I would welcome the opportunity of foreign travel .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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