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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Laura tried weakly to hold her off but she said , ' I won ' t hurt you Laura , ' and
looked up at her . ... She grabbed the little dog , which had bounded onto the bed
and was trying to lick Laura ' s face , and picked him up in her arms like a baby ...
Mere trying would have made it worse . She relaxed on her ... She felt as if she
were melting into the bed ; as if she could not have moved if she tried . ... The
pressure increased while she lay there trying to ignore it , becoming more
Another poor heterosexual woman trying to substitute for the fact that she cannot
achieve the one perfect relationship in this sad world : the relationship between a
dyke and her cat . Haven ' t you noticed it ? Here we all are pushing forty and ...
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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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