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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The light of her young life cast no shadow on either young or old companions ,
her pretty clothes never seemed to make other girls look dull or out of fashion .
When she went away up the street in Miss Harriet ' s carriage to take the slow
A dull , grey light hovered over everything ; it seemed to accentuate the thin
tawdriness of her clothes , the squalor of her life , she , too , looked dull and grey
and tired . And I sat on the bed , and thought : ' Come , this Old Age . I have
Sometimes I was possessed by longing , but I didn ' t know for what – for some
vague blessing , some unimaginable satisfaction , which seemed to be
tantalizingly near but which , all the same , I knew was unattainable – a blessing ,
which , if I ...
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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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