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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Before someone put the lights on, and it was a little dark outside, your shadow
went across the table a short way. When the lights came on, it disappeared. One
day there was a two-day period when there were no wheat rolls. You didn't eat ...
Sometimes we found shells where someone had made one and left it. We could
also eat buns bit by bit eating the top first, because often there was a thin pocket
between the brown shellacked top and the white inside. If there was a bubble in ...
It was rude, forcing someone to make their own introduction. 'You have trouble
remembering your age and your birthday. You've told some people you're twenty-
two and other people you're thirty-five. There are certain historic periods you are
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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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