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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Though they stand among tall spotted lilies and the cup of jacynth and the
Lesbian iris , she yet extolls beyond Kypris and the feet of Eros , wisdom . ' Ah , '
she says of this one , beloved for another beauty than that of perfect waist and
They named you Beebo ? " “ They named me Betty Jean , ' she said , smiling . '
Which is even worse . ' ' It ' s a lousy name . Even Mother couldn ' t stand it . And
she could stand damn near anything . But they had to call me something . So they
The glare they shed when they stand still and turn to face one makes the eye turn
elsewhere unable to stand the sight . When the moon is full the drum is sounded
on the main square . Trestle tables are erected . Glasses of every colour are put ...
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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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