The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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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Surely, until tomorrow, I will sink into the depths of a dark sleep, a sleep so
stubborn, so shut off from the world, that the wings of dream will come to beat in
vain. I am going to sleep . . . Wait only until I find, for the soles of my feet that are
You protect me against bad dreams; you are thinking of me as I am thinking of
you, and we both feign, out of a strange sentimental shyness, a peaceful sleep.
All my body yields itself up to sleep, relaxed, and my neck weighs heavily on your
In half sleep the faces of Billie, Maxine and Delia blended in her mind. Letty slid
her hand along the soft nylon of her gown to rest it between her full thighs. She
pressed firmly, as if holding desire inside herself. Letty could have loved her ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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