The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
Viking, 1993 - Literary Collections - 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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Dreaming of him, of his slow smile, of his shy worship, of his expression of this
worship, which consisted mainly in waiting for her here, there. Waiting. Not
advancing, inviting, but waiting. Watching her pass by. She pedaled slowly,
Weren't going to push themselves. Smiled when the longterms asked, 'How many
today? Reached double figures?' You got an extra quid waiting time over ten
mins. The joke went that bleep wages were made up entirely of waiting time.
There the audience, curious to see what a real, live junkie looked like, had sat
back waiting for B'llie to fall on her face. Instead she'd killed them dead with her
liquid voice and rough urgency. Still, the young, thin horn player kept having to ...
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho r 191618
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