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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They were seen , a Divine Couple , with the eyelashes of one stroking the eyelids
of the other . They were seen , lovingly and chastely intertwined , with her black
hair spread over his blond hair . . . Oh , my curious little girl ! Here the story ...
It was strange to think that all the great women of fiction were , until Jane Austen '
s day , not only seen by the other sex , but seen only in relation to the other sex .
And how small a part of a woman ' s life is that ; and how little can a man know ...
Margaret Reynolds. that captures the rays . They are seen running with great
strides . They are all illuminated at their centre , starting from the pubes the
hooded clitorides the folded double labia . The glare they shed when they stand
still and ...
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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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