39%!of our goal has already been raised!
We’re off to a great start! Thank you so much for believing in us. We couldn’t have done this without you!
This past week, we have been busy working on our newsletter, calculating cubic footage of our archival holdings and hosting visiting anarchist scholars. As we work towards completion of our last volume, we are proofreading, and revising where necessary, select biographical entries and gradually uploading the various key segments of the larger text for typesetting, Another typical week at the Papers!
Here, as a perky gift to all-- see below for some humorous insights into the life of Emma Goldman.
This excerpt is from friend Margaret Anderson—just a sampling of one of the many stories in our holdings. Margaret (pictured here with Jane Heap, Little Review co-editor) was the avant-garde literary editor and publisher of The Little Review, which Emma once described as “a magazine to sound a note of rebellion in creative endeavour!":
"Although [Emma] gives the impression of being able to stand anything, there are any number of things she can’t stand. She can’t stand wearing a fur coat— the thought of the murdered animal would suffocate her. She can’t stand food that has been cooked by inexpert hands— she will go hungry rather than eat it. She can’t stand small handkerchiefs, certain colors, many perfumes, flowers in a room at night. She can’t stand reporters’ questions. She can’t stand references to money. I once addressed affectionately as our “angel” a man who helped to bring out a number of the L.R. [Little Review]. She was deeply shocked, found it vulgar. Of course the things she can stand needn’t be entered into here…I made a joke for her: If the woorld only knew what a prima donna Emma Goldman is! She laughed— but she couldn’t quite stand that either.” (Margaret Anderson, My Thirty Years’ War).
In the spirit of Emma, we will make no mention of angels, but do know how much we appreciate your support.
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