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 sea , which is generally rough off that coast , was indulging itself in an oily
ground - swell ; the broad , glossy swells struck the side of the boat , then broke
and sprayed over Miss Ogilvy ' s ankles . The fisherman grinned : ' Feeling all
On the walls of the gallery , side by side , hangs a long row of heavy , gilt frames ,
each of them adorned with a coroneted plate of pure gold , on which is engraved
the name of a princess : Donna Christina , Donna Ines , Donna Jacintha Lenora ...
Kerry danced behind him , side to side , quick as a cat , cruel and exact . He was
crying out continuously , twisting from side to side . He seemed to have forgotten
he could let go of the ladder . Iduna swallowed a mouthful of wine and thought ...
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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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