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 soft and white around the sides but brown on the bottom from the tray
and beige to brown to dark brown on the top like shellac . When we tore them
open they were soft and white inside with raisins . We counted the raisins . We
did it ...
What was good was to take a small bite from the edge and break the surface and
make an opening and then , poking and folding one finger into the warm inside ,
pull out a thick wad of pure soft bread . We made shells ; we hollowed out the ...
The man went off to deal with the editing and Lizzy sank into a deep green sofa ,
soft enough to cajole the most important deal ; helped herself to filter coffee and
read advertising awards . She gained an hour and a half , only rider to get any ...
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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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