Michael R. Brown

Biography

Born in London at the tail end of the swinging '60s, Michael R. Brown has carved out his own space in writing and life. His youthful jobs ranged from forklift driver to securities analysis. Early in college he discovered the then-forgotten feminist writer Mary MacLane (1881-1929), whose work he researched and reprinted in the following years. In 2009 he published the well-reviewed experimental memoir "She and I: A Fugue", and several years later published the first complete Mary MacLane anthology - "Human Days: A Mary MacLane" (Petrarca Press, 600 pages). He is presently working on a biography of MacLane, a 1200-page collection of the secondary literature on her, and other projects, including a potential sequel to "She and I: A Fugue."

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Books

Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 84,770. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
The classic anthology that introduced an unforgettable voice to a new generation.
I, Mary MacLane: A Diary of Human Days - Annotated Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: American English. Published: October 8, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
Called first many times - first blogger, first New Woman, first female proto-Surrealist, first screen writer/star to break the fourth wall and directly address her audience (1917’s astonishing "Men Who Have Made Love to Me"), in her final book she is the first media icon to destroy the celebrity distance and expose her inmost doubts, her hopes, conflicted sexual history - her many inner worlds.
Mary MacLane's I Await the Devil's Coming: Annotated & Unexpurgated
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
She influenced Gertrude Stein, inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, and was hotly discussed by everyday people - and America’s biggest writers. Yet despite sparking film, stage, and music projects today - and being endlessly quoted on the Internet - the writer behind the writing has remained unknown ... until now. Mary MacLane (1881-1929) paved the way for today's bloggers and feminists.
Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 244,630. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
She influenced Gertrude Stein, inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald, and was hotly discussed by everyday people - and America’s biggest writers. Yet despite sparking film, stage, and music projects today - and being endlessly quoted on the Internet - the writer behind the writing has remained unknown ... until now. Mary MacLane (1881-1929) paved the way for today's bloggers and feminists.

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