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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They were quite gay , they were quite regular , they were learning little things ,
gay little things , they were gay inside them and the same amount they had been
gay , they were gay the same length of time they had been gay every day .
It brought buried things to light and made one wonder what need there had been
to bury them . Awkward though she was and without the unconscious bearing of
long descent which makes the least turn of the pen of a Thackeray or a Lamb ...
Boys would only make you do things you don ' t know how to do and things you '
d never want to do if you knew what they were . I know , ' she says . “ I know
plenty about boys . ' She is everything to me . She is not my mother , though I
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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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