I Await the Devil's Coming (Neversink)
Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten.In the... show more
Mary MacLane’s I Await the Devil’s Coming is a shocking, brave and intellectually challenging diary of a 19-year-old girl living in Butte, Montana in 1902. Written in potent, raw prose that propelled the author to celebrity upon publication, the book has become almost completely forgotten.In the early 20th century, MacLane’s name was synonymous with sexuality; she is widely hailed as being one of the earliest American feminist authors, and critics at the time praised her work for its daringly open and confessional style. In its first month of publication, the book sold 100,000 copies — a remarkable number for a debut author, and one that illustrates MacLane’s broad appeal.Now, with a new foreward written by critic Jessa Crispin, I Await The Devil’s Coming stands poised to renew its reputation as one of America’s earliest and most powerful accounts of feminist thought and creativity.
Publish date: 2013-03-19
Publisher: Melville House
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/137775661428/i-await-the-devils-coming-by-mary-maclaneThis review is based on the version collected in the Petrarca Press edition of [b:Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader|13266635|Human Days A Mary MacLane Reader|Mary MacLane|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1324376021s/13...
I enjoyed this one more than the three stars would indicate. She's exhausting, amusing, arrogant, remarkably progressive, remarkably ass-backwards...she's all over the place. You're not sure if she's the type of person you'd want to have a drink and a conversation with(she'd probably steal your chan...
Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall:Wow. This book... I've been sitting on this review all week, trying to gather my thoughts and figure out where to begin.Mary MacLane comes across as a wee bit narcissistic, even sociopathic at times. She goes on and on and on about what a ...
This was a very strange little book. While I found most of it to consist of over-the-top teenage angst, there were a few gems to be found.
Living in Butte, Montana in 1902, nineteen-year old Mary MacLane penned her confessional memoir over the course of three months. In hyperbolic phrases and daily descriptions, MacLane charted her intentions, emotions and hopes for happiness. Though it was an immediate success upon publication, sellin...