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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The huntresses have dark maroon hats, and dogs. Hearing the rifle-shots,
Dominique Aron says that the bird is still flying, the hare still running, the boar the
deer the fox the wart-hog still afoot. It is possible to keep a watch on the
I watch them on the street corners, huddled under their puddles of blue smoke.
They are as nervous as insects, always some part of their bodies in useless,
agitated motion, a foot tapping, a jaw clenching, a finger drawing circles against a
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 anyone else in ...
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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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