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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We were usually one of the first tables dismissed because we finished quickly
because we didn ' t talk . ... from where you were sitting by the window at another
table across the room if someone was talking loud or a group was too energetic .
She , I mean we , thought you might want to come over tonight . Have a drink ,
play some cards . . . ' I don ' t play cards much . ' ' Well not everybody play cards . .
. just talk . . . sitting around talking . My cousin said you might like to for a change .
This is the kind of talk that kills me ; this is the kind of talk that won me , in addition
to the fact that she took me in from the hard streets full of boys and cops and
taxicabs , and everywhere I looked , the hard eyes of innocence turned . That first
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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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