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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... to tell cousin Harriet of such new happiness and high hope . " Tell Martha all
that I say about my dear Jack , ' wrote the eager girl ; ' please show my letter to
Martha , and tell her that I shall come home next summer and bring the
Her voice tears coming up again . Beebo saw them before they spilled over and
they changed her . They touched her . She ignored the hard words Laura spoke
for she knew enough to know they meant nothing . ' Tell me , baby , ' she said ...
There is also analysis , of course , but I think that it is cheating to tell the reader
what she has to think about something unless you also tell her the something she
is meant to be thinking about : for instance , I can tell you that one of the most ...
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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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