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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A lesbian is the rage of all women condensed to the point of explosion. She is the
woman who, often beginning at an extremely early age, acts in accordance with
her inner compulsion to be a more complete and freer human being than her ...
Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1797) argued for
female independence and sisterly unity. And where were women most likely to
be entirely independent of men? The 1819 decision in the House of Lords
But how interesting it would have been if the relationship between the two
women had been more complicated. All these relationships between women, I
thought, rapidly recalling the splendid gallery of fictitious women, are too simple.
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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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