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.
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The happyhearted 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 fiancé , " 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 ...
The loyal friend and confidante looks back upon the young bride's elevated married life with the elected royal consort . She takes stock of happy events and disappointments - coronations and jubilees , court intrigues and wars ...
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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
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