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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The pleasure Djuna took in her capitulations to love , to desire . Lillian breathed out through Djuna . What took place in Djuna's being which Lillian could not reach , she at least reached by way of Djuna . “ The first time a boy hurt ...
Whoever got the second one smiled and was smug and everyone else just took a white one . We took turns bringing the rolls to the table . Sometimes people would volunteer out of turn to get them so they could touch the extra wheat roll ...
Your pardon , Madam – from your manner of entrance , I took you for some common cut - throat or highwayman . I pray you , put up your sword – it becomes you ill , and I have no desire to murder a lady . No doubt you have misapprehended ...
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In the last half-dozen years, collections of lesbian plays, coming-out stories, mysteries, and poetry have been published, mostly by small presses. Now, The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories ... Read full review
SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
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