Tag Archives: Prose

1964: Bastard

Women cheat, women suffer. They used to be attractive—so they smooth away their age. I shout mine aloud because I was never attractive, because I shall always have my baby hair. It’s taken me two and a half hours to … Continue reading

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1703: Forseeing Things to Come

In 1703, the Scottish writer Martin Martin published A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. : Containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring places, and fisheries. The ancient and modern government, religion … Continue reading

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1903: Mission to Ento

From the preface to Journeys to the Planet Mars; or, Our Mission to Ento (1903), originally published as Journeys to the Planet Mars, or, Our mission to Ento (Mars): Being a Record of Visits Made to Ento (Mars) by Sara … Continue reading

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1902: I Have in Me a Quite Unusual Intensity of Life

The opening of The Story of Mary MacLane: Butte, Montana January 13, 1901 I of womankind and of nineteen years, will now begin to set down as full and frank a Portrayal as I am able of myself, Mary Mac … Continue reading

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1927: Death to the Machines!

     This program for the London premiere of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 1927 includes a comparison, in parallel columns, of the novel and the screenplay, both of which were written by by Lang’s collaborator (and wife) Thea von Harbou. The … Continue reading

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1914: The Workers Produce Everything!

“The workers produce Everything! If you walk through the streets of a town or a city, and look around, Everything that you can see—Factories, Machinery, Houses, Railways, Tramways, Canals, Furniture, Clothing, Food and the very road or pavement you stand … Continue reading

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1896: Stand True

TRADE-UNIONS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF A TRADE-UNIONIST by John F. Sheehan I have been asked to defend trade-unionism. It is unnec­essary; trade-unions are their own defense: by the added comforts they bring into thousands of homes, through increased wages and … Continue reading

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