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The Story of Mary MacLane e-book

Author:

Mary MacLane

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

ePub size:

1988 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Riverbend Publishing (November 1, 2002)

Pages:

256

ISBN:

1931832196

The Story of Mary MacLane e-book

by Mary MacLane


Mary MacLane (May 1, 1881 – c. August 6, 1929) was a controversial Canadian-born American writer whose frank memoirs helped usher in the confessional style of autobiographical writing. MacLane was known as the "Wild Woman of Butte". MacLane was a very popular author for her time, scandalizing the populace with her shocking bestselling first memoir and to a lesser extent her two following.

Mary MacLane (May 1, 1881 – c. MacLane was a very popular author for her time, scandalizing the populace with her shocking bestselling first memoir and to a lesser extent her two following books

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Mary Maclane was an emo chick WAY before it was cool. This, to me, is the kind of book that it is hard to be ambivalent about. I enjoyed her book on many levels.

Mary Maclane was an emo chick WAY before it was cool. Perhaps I was too hasty, but I did give it a decent try, hoping the book would redeem itself. The author seemed to agonize at length about her uninteresting life that was going nowhere. Seemed like eventually there wuld have been a story there, but I got tired of reading how boring her life was that I finally gave up and deleted the book from my Kindle.

Mary MacLane is the kind of woman I love, a bit crazy, maybe. Self-obsessed, yeah, sure

Mary MacLane is the kind of woman I love, a bit crazy, maybe. Self-obsessed, yeah, sure. But I want to party with this cowgirl! She spends the entirety of her book ranting about her genius, how lonely she is in the middle-of-nowhere America and that the Devil is the only man for her. It's a constant refrain, the title of the book, the only being she reaches out for other than herself (and an unnamed female companion, long gone).

The Story of Mary MacLane. At the age of 19 in 1902, MacLane published her first book, The Story of Mary MacLane

The Story of Mary MacLane. Mary MACLANE (1881 - 1929). At the age of 19 in 1902, MacLane published her first book, The Story of Mary MacLane. It sold 100,000 copies in the first month and was popular among young girls, but was strongly criticized by conservative readers, and lightly ridiculed by . She had always chafed at living in Butte, which was a small mining town, and used the money from sales of this book to move to Greenwich Village where she continued to write books and newspaper articles.

HUMAN DAYS: A MARY MACLANE READER features the complete texts of all her books (with expurgated passages restored), her colorful newspaper articles (much never before reprinted), an intriguing 1902 interview, the first viewing ever of her striking personal letters, illuminating.

HUMAN DAYS: A MARY MACLANE READER features the complete texts of all her books (with expurgated passages restored), her colorful newspaper articles (much never before reprinted), an intriguing 1902 interview, the first viewing ever of her striking personal letters, illuminating introductions to each era in her life, and comprehensive notes that open the door to her influences and the. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline. Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read.

The Story of Mary MacLane shocked the literary world when it was published in April 1902. It sold 100,000 copies in its first month, an astonishing number then and now. Within a few years it had been translated into 36 languages, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Hart Crane, and Gertrude Stein lauded it as an important influence in their quests for a new American style.The author was a 19-year-old girl from the raw, masculine mining town of Butte, Montana. With the publication of this book, Mary MacLane became an overnight sensation. She was called the ‘Wild Woman of Butte,’ a Bohemian, a radical, a feminist, a rebel. Although MacLane went on to write other books, none had the impact of this one, which remains a tour de force about life, love, and longing. Fresh, frank, and funny, ‘The Story of Mary MacLane’ is as powerful today as it was provocative when first published.
Justie
The Story of Mary Maclane is somewhat difficult to categorize. It's approximately four months of diary entries by a very well read nineteen year old woman trapped in turn of the century Butte, Montana but it doesn't read like I-did-this-I did-that today prose. It's really an exposition of her rambling thoughts and feelings about herself and a wide array of subjects. Stylistically, she's amazing for a nineteen year old. She's an incredibly clever girl and she knows it. She comments on Butte and its environment, people and things. She's frankly bisexual, she's in love with Napoleon and the Devil, though that might be a pose to shock but at the same time it adds a strange element of mystery to her work. This book may still be shocking to some. At times there is a dark humor here which creates the book's modern vibe. Mostly the book is a catalog of her unhappiness and yearning for happiness for which she's willing to sacrifice everything. She has Antonin Artaud's screech of misery which is the same reason it's as hard to read her as it is to read Artaud. In general, I liked this book. Mary MacLane is quite funny and precocious but the prolonged screech is a little trying and I also prefer a little more wild imagery than what she offers.
Whiteseeker
Such a strange book, in the sense that the subject is a strange girl. But this was a wonderful look into the mind of an angsty teenager stuck in a life that didn't make sense to her. It just reminded me that being a teenager is the same experience today as it was yesterday and yesteryear. Good research book for writing characters in this time period.
Connorise
Totes wacked out nutty pants stream of conscious manic verbal diarrhea from a proto-libertine silent picture era wannabe porn star. The world wasn't exactly her oyster. An oyster would be far too small for the likes of Ms. Mary Maclane. Self-assured, self-absorbed, and utterly unconcerned with social norms, this is either the diary of the world's most perfect narcissist, or the the magnum opus of an iconoclastic genius. Whether considered a feminist revolutionary, a literary nympho, or just a crackpot who worshiped no one but herself, her writings are memorable, even if not particularly deep.
Heri
Mary Maclane was an emo chick WAY before it was cool. This, to me, is the kind of book that it is hard to be ambivalent about. I enjoyed her book on many levels. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in people who were ahead of their time and suffered emotionally because of it.
X-MEN
Perhaps I was too hasty, but I did give it a decent try, hoping the book would redeem itself. The author seemed to agonize at length about her uninteresting life that was going nowhere. Seemed like eventually there wuld have been a story there, but I got tired of reading how boring her life was that I finally gave up and deleted the book from my Kindle.
Bloodfire
Like reading the ratings of a spoiled and selfish débutante. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone I know. I seldom find a book with no redeeming quality.
iSlate
Boring, boring, boring. Narcissistic nut case in my humble opinion. Don't waste your time on this one. Not worth the time to read even 3 pages.
I only read the first few pages and couldn't get interested. I did not like the way it was written.

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