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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to her feelings, walking slowly, looking without staring but with a warm pleasure
that made her want to smile. She had trouble controlling her mouth. God, I love
them, she thought to herself, vaguely surprised. / just love them. I love them all.
She was smiling at the story and she smiled at me, almost leaning over to say
something. But when she saw my face she quit smiling. She opened her mouth to
say something to me but I nodded at you. She looked at you, then dropped her ...
Lizzy smiled at the woman dancing. A ghastly smile, knowing that's where she'd
end up if she failed at the fifteen a day; that's where many of the bleeps came
from. Jiggling in a doorway. Though the greenfield drops lent you the ambiguous
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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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