The Penguin book of lesbian short stories
In this wide-ranging anthology, 32 women from Britain, continental Europe and the Americas express the depth and complexity of lesbian literature. Including stories about coming-out and cross-dressing, as well as vampire tales, science fiction, parody, and romance, this collection "casts the world in a different light." -The New Republic.
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I CITIES OF THE INTERIOR (extract) (1959) They had made contact then with the
deepest aspect of themselves - Djuna with Lillian's emotional violence and her
compassion for this force which destroyed her and hurled her against all ...
And then Djuna was there, to remove the arrows implanted in Lillian, to cleanse
them of their poison, to open the prison door, to open the trap door, to protect, to
give transfusion of blood, and peace to the wounded. But it was Lillian who was ...
This violence which Djuna had loved so much! It had become a mere sirocco
wind, burning and shrivelling. This violence which Djuna had applauded,
enjoyed, because she could not possess it in herself. It was now burning her, and
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SARAH ORNE JEWETT Marthas Lady 1897
RENEE VIVIEN Prince Charming 1904 translated
The Wise Sappho c 191618 26
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