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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What took place in Djuna's being which Lillian could not reach , she at least
reached by way of Djuna . “ The first time a boy hurt me , ' said Lillian to Djuna , ' it
was in school . I don't remember what he did . But I wept . And he laughed at me .
... pulling a recalcitrant gray poodle after her . Laura had not even noticed it till it
moved . She looked after the girl for a minute with a foolish smile . When she
finally reached the subway she collapsed on a seat , exhausted . She wanted to
I reached for my roll . Then I paused , hand in the air over the basket . I didn't turn
my head , but I tried to look at everyone else . The butter was going around and
people were eating . We didn't wait for everyone because you weren't there .
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