The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories
Viking, 1993 - Lesbians - 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.
Results 1-3 of 38
It takes up whole tranches of writing in the works of less elevated pornographers . Then in literature , as now in blue films and girlie magazines , portraits of lesbians are used to reinforce notions of heterosexuality as normal ...
And their challenge to traditional form has been continued by other writers who appear in this collection ... Add to this existing secret language the tendency to play with pastiche and parody , and lesbian writing becomes a mass of ...
And their challenge to traditional form has been continued by other writers who appear in this collection, ... Add to this existing secret language the tendency to play with pastiche and parody, and lesbian writing becomes a mass of ...
What people are saying - Write a review
The Penguin book of lesbian short storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In the last half-dozen years, collections of lesbian plays, coming-out stories, mysteries, and poetry have been published, mostly by small presses. Now, The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories ... Read full review
SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897 I
RENÉE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618
27 other sections not shown