I Await the Devil's Coming: Annotated & Unexpurgated


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Petrarca Press
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5.98 X 9.02 X 0.31 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

"Anyone who reads her will never forget her voice." - Biographile "Mary MacLane comes off the page quivering with life. Moving." - London Times "She reminds us of the power of personal narrative, honestly told." - The Atlantic "In a pre-soundbite age she already knew how to draw blood in one direct sentence." - The Awl "She had a short but fiery life of writing and misadventure, and her writing was a template for the confessional memoirs that have become ubiquitous." - The New Yorker "One of the most fascinatingly self-involved personalities of the 20th century." - The Age "Confessional journalists have people like Mary Mac-Lane to thank." - Flavorwire "Her diaries ignited a national uproar, ushering in a new era for women's voices. Her elegant, ambitious embrace of full-disclosure opened a door to what was possible for women." - The Atlantic "Fiery frankness made her a pioneer." - Time Out Chicago "Her poetry is one of extremes: lust for happiness, despair for life." - Hairy Dog Review "Riveting." - New Hampshire Public Radio "I Await the Devil's Coming is a small masterpiece, full of camp and swagger." - Parul Sehgal, NPR "First of the self-expressionists, and the first of the Flappers." - Chicagoan "This book is the heart cry of youth not yet at home in the world. Where, since Emily BrontΓ«, can we find this lightning-like intuition, and this special kind of simple, vivid, flashing English - direct, rhythmic, beautiful?" - Harriet Monroe "Little short of a miracle. No more marvelous book was ever born out of a sensitive, precocious brain." - Clarence Darrow "She senses the infinite resilience, the drunken exuberance, the magnificent power and delicacy of the language." - H.L. Mencken "A girl wonder." - Harper's (two-page exclusive spread) "A pioneering feminist - a sensation." - Feminist Bookstore News "From now on must take a prominent place in any discussions of American women's writing and the literature of the West." - Dr Peter Donahue, Oklahoma State University - "A pioneering newswoman and later a silent-screen star, considered the veritable spirit of the iconoclastic Twenties, 'the Joan of Arc of the Red-Hot Mamas.' 'How did it happen, ' declared one of her eulogists, 'that a revolution in manners started, or seemed to start, with an unruly young woman who couldn't bear the sight of the toothbrushes hanging up in the family bathroom at Butte, Montana?'" - Robert Taylor, Chief Critic, Boston Globe