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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... you stop to curse you are lost , I said to her ; equally , if you stop to laugh .
Hesitate or fumble and you are done for . Think only of the jump , I implored her ,
as if I had put the whole of my money on her back ; and she went over it like a
Away from his wife and daughters , he could stop brooding about them , stop
feeling left out of their lives , for which he had no taste to be included . Sometimes
he wondered what it would have been like to have a son , but he was even less ...
Her hands didn ' t stop moving , and I had to push myself back from her to keep
from wetting my pants . ' . . . Think about tomorrow afternoon when we come back
from our little road trip hauling in all that barbecue , coleslaw , and hush puppies
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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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