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 happy- hearted young guest left many lamenting friends behind her, and
promised each that she would come back again next year. She left the minister a
rejected lover, as well as the preceptor of the academy, but with their pride ...
'Why,' Sarolta would ask her fiance, 'are you worthier of being loved than other
young men? Why do you have gentle ways that they do not? Where did you learn
the divine words that they never say?' The wedding ceremony took place in ...
After I had dreamed, I no longer wanted to leave my husband. We returned to the
hotel at the end of the world. Before we had left, the woman who had white hair
had invited my husband and I to have dinner with her and her young friend.
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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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