The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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And seeing this , there was a great Commotion , and the sound of Skirts swirled in haste , and the Patter of much running in feet , but Señorita Fly - About came down upon that Urn first , and beatitude played and flickered upon her ...
I tried to listen to the inside of my ears , the crinkly sound when everything is quiet , or just the sound of my chewing . I tried not to hear the girls , but I did . Our whole table had stopped looking at them .
Then another voice began to speak , and another , till there came the sound of many voices speaking together . ' No. No. We're not . Sounds terrible . Perfectly dreadful . Who in her right mind would want to go to a place like that ?
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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