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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It is possible to keep a watch on the surroundings . If some troop advances up the
road raising a cloud of dust the women watch its approach shouting to those
within for the windows to be closed and the rifles kept behind the windows .
Let us postpone your so - elegant entreaties to some future time ; as you are
aware , I dislike being lectured ' – he took out a pocket watch - and I am engaged
to be in London tomorrow night , so if you will excuse me ' – and sweeping a low
I say nothing and watch the Hudson roll by . ' I ' m sorry , ' he says . “ So what ? So
I ' m a junkie and you ' re a slut , so what . Nothing ever changes . Besides , ' he
says , “ my teacher wants me to be a track star because I can run faster than ...
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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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