The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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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Last night cousin Harriet was so pleased when the table was charming , and I told her that you did everything yourself , every bit . Won't you keep the flowers fresh and pretty in the house until I come back ?
She wanted me to ask you if you would help her with her Applied Mathematics prep because she had been out for a week . Everyone knew you were the best at Applied Mathematics . I told Fiona Donovan she was a fool .
And now , since I have told you my secret , can you trust me with yours ? ' Mrs Weston had answered the bell , and brought us a number of little dishes on a tray , and gone away again , before I was anywhere near speaking .
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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