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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One day there was a two - day period when there were no wheat rolls . You didn '
t eat white ones and we took the basket back at the end of breakfast with one
white roll left in it . You didn ' t say anything about it . You just looked at the basket
For breakfast , one person from each table went up after prayer to the counter
and picked up a basket of rolls for the table . The person getting the rolls would ...
There was usually only one wheat roll and it was always yours . One day - it was
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
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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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