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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Sometimes we hear of a romantic friendship , sometimes we hear of a woman
dressing and working as a man , sometimes ... Officially and legally , of course ,
lesbianism was always discouraged , sometimes forbidden , but generally
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 and the white inside . If there
was a bubble in the top , we could put a fingernail in and peel it off and either ...
By the time I was finishing , more people would be coming in and I would nod
good morning if my mouth was full of toothpaste or say hello , and sometimes I
wouldn ' t know who I was saying hello to if my eyes were closed under the soap .
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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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