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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Oh they all want it yesterday , ' agreed Lizzy philosophically , sensing a return
and even a wait , during which she could eat her cheese roll . ' Well it ' s not
possible ! shrieked the client in a rage , stamping his foot on the shredded
She made herself wait for the curt , reluctant nod before she continued . “ To
begin with , there is your name . It means “ son of the dark one . ” She paused for
that to sink in , then said politely , ' You have not asked , but my name is Iduna .
She sits by the window and looks out onto the street as though she is waiting for
something , waiting for rent control to end , or waiting for something else to begin
. She sits by the window waiting for something , and pulls a long string through ...
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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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