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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The beautiful old house stood wide open to the long - expected guest . ' I think that I shall go down to the gate , ' said Miss Pyne , looking at Martha for approval , and Martha nodded and they went together slowly down the broad front ...
Near the beach stood the little two - storeyed hotel which was thatched , and built entirely of timber ; for the rest she could make out no signs of life apart from a host of white seagulls . Then Miss Ogilvy said a curious thing .
She stood for a moment on the platform , shivering with the chilly air . It was nearly the end of April , but it was still cold at night . She had run out in nothing but a blouse and skirt , with a light topper over them - the clothes ...
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In the last half-dozen years, collections of lesbian plays, coming-out stories, mysteries, and poetry have been published, mostly by small presses. Now, The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories ... Read full review
SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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