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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Don't touch me ! ' she spat at her . Beebo smiled . ' Why not ? You didn't mind last
night . I touched you all over . Did I miss anything ? ' Laura shrank from her . ' Let
me go , Beebo . ' ' Let you go ? I'm not even touching you . ' ' I want to leave .
None of us ever dared touch both of them , because one was reserved for you .
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 ...
That's what I came to this city for : to have someone like Tito touch me , someone
to whom touching is all the reality of being ... But she wouldn't have it ; she said if
he ever touched me , she would send me back to the Ninety - eighth Street porn ...
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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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