The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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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'No matter,' she protested, for she saw that he forgot her and she wished him to
think and talk only of love. 'No matter. My father laughs at your fears. Are we not
friends with the Roundheaded-ones? We are friends, so why should we fear
No one could eat them the way you did. It was your way. Our table didn't talk at
breakfast. We were usually one of the first tables dismissed because we finished
quickly because we didn't talk. You didn't like to talk in the morning; we didn't ...
'Well not everybody play cards . . . just talk . . . sitting around talking. My cousin
said you might like to for a change.' Letty wasn't sure she liked the last part: 'for a
change,' as if they had to entertain an old aunt. 'I really want you to come, Letty.
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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