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I Await the Devil's Coming
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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Mary MacLaneandrsquo;sandI Await the Devilandrsquo;s Comingandis 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, MacLaneandrsquo;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 andmdash; a remarkable number for a debut author, and one that illustrates MacLaneandrsquo;s broad appeal.Now, with a new foreward written by critic Jessa Crispin,andI Await The Devilandrsquo;s Comingandstands poised to renew its reputation as one of Americaandrsquo;s earliest and most powerful accounts of feminist thought and creativity.
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rachelk
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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In 1901, before the popularity of modern confessional memoirs, 19 year old Mary MacLane wrote what she called a ‘Portrayal‘. Ahead of her time, she does succeed in portraying the dark feelings of a teenage goth. Mary would have loved Tumblr. I get it. I was once a teen girl; I now have a teen girl. But, the thing is, as bright, insightful and modern as Mary was, there‘s only so much wallowing I can take before I find it insufferable.

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rachelk
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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⚜️Delicious French Macarons! From Bon Macaron Patisserie in Vancouver BC ⚜️ Current read (tagged) from Paper Hound Bookshop in Vancouver BC: historic, confessional, feminist, diary ⚜️19⚜️Scooby-Doo⚜️Sagittarius (I just returned from a fun trip to Canada! 🇨🇦) @MinDea #humpdaypost

TheKidUpstairs Mmm...macarons.... 😍😍😍 2y
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readordierachel
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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I bought this not too long ago based primarily on one review:
"One of the most fascinatingly self-involved personalities of the 20th century." — The Age

It's the diary of a 19-year-old girl from Butte, Montana, in the very early 20th century. Apparently, it's brash and honest and melodramatic and exuberant and annoying (all the adjectives!). I can't wait to read it.

#epistolary #readjanuary
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It's so weird. And engrossing. I kept wondering if she was psychotic or a genius. Maybe both? 3y
vivastory Mary Maclane is fantastic. 3y
readordierachel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Your description makes me want to read it more! 3y
readordierachel @vivastory Good to hear! 3y
ReadingEnvy Sounds good! 3y
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cursetine
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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"I find myself at this stage of womankind and nineteen years, a genius, a thief, a liar - a general moral vagabond, a fool more or less, and a philosopher..."

The diary of Mary MacLane, a teen girl struggling through her dull life in Butte, Montana in 1902. Mary was in love with the devil and a woman she refers to as "the anemone lady." She writes about her passions and her frustrations.
#booktober #longtitle #queerbooks

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Amanda
I Await the Devil's Coming | Jessa Crispin, Mary MacLane
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Boom.

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