The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbianism - 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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She stood for a moment on the platform , shivering with the chilly air . It was
nearly the end of April , but it was still cold at night . She had run out in nothing
but a blouse and skirt , with a light topper over them - the clothes she had fallen
I didn ' t come to you last night just because of Marcie . ' It was suffocatingly hard
to talk . She spoke in fits and starts as her nerve came and left her . ' No ? ' Beebo
remained motionless with a ' tell - me - another ' look on her face . ' No . I came ...
Later that night she offered to take me home . We agreed to go for a drive first .
The night was dark , and Esther drove with ease , one hand on the wheel , the
other holding her endless cigarette . She told me how she had left Ponce , Puerto
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
DOROTHY STRACHEY Olivia 1949 Chapter
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
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