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Confessions of Madame Psyche - Bryant, Dorothy / Wilson, J. J.
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1987, ISBN: 9781558611863

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1987 American Book Award Winner This ambitious and enchanting novel is both modern-day epic and a work of great emotional and spiritual death. Bold in its historical scope, rich in colorful settings, and eminently readable, Confessions of Madame Psyche also reaches inward, toward quieter truths. The novel is narrated by Mei0li Murrow, born in San Francisco in 1895, the illegitimate daughter of a charismatic confidence man and the Chinese prostitute he has "rescued" from the streets. After her mother's early death, Mei-li is left to care of her mercenary half-sister Erika. When the young Mei-li, by pure coincidence, predicts the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Erika contructs her identity as "Madame Psyche"-exploiting Mei'li's exoticism and her clients' yearnings for contact with the dead in a series of ingeniously orchestrated seances that win her renown as a medium in California and then in the death-soaked Europe of the First World War. Ironically, it is when she manages to finally reject the popular "spirituality" that has made her famous that Mei-li experiences a truer spiritual vision: One day, while walking on the beach, she has a revelation of her connection to all of life-"an experience of hidden reality which I have never doubted...and which left me permanently changed by what I then knew and know still and will always know." Mei-li's subsequent journey leads her through the aspirations and disappointments of a utopian commune in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 1920s; to the poverty of migrant work camps in the Depression-era Salinas Valley; and to the courage of the first strikes on San Jose's cannery row. Finally, when the relentless Erika cheats her out of an inheritance by having her committed to the Napa State Hospital, Mee-li finds her greatest wisdom and peace among the outcasts of the asylum-and there writes her "confessions." Mei'li's story is ensconed in the rich history of Northern California in the first half of the twentieth century, and peopled by comrades of many classes and cultures and lovers both male and female; but her central odyssey remains one of inner discovery. In Confessions of Madame Psyche, Dorothy Bryant has created a character who is so honest in her search for truth, growth, and spiritual understanding that this quest becomes inherent to her survival. Confessions of Madame Psyche Bryant, Dorothy / Wilson, J. J., Feminist Press

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1987 American Book Award Winner???This ambitious and enchanting novel is both modern-day epic and a work of great emotional and spiritual death. Bold in its historical scope, rich in colorful settings, and eminently readable, Confessions of Madame Psyche also reaches inward, toward quieter truths.???The novel is narrated by Mei0li Murrow, born in San Francisco in 1895, the illegitimate daughter of a charismatic confidence man and the Chinese prostitute he has "rescued" from the streets. After her mother's early death, Mei-li is left to care of her mercenary half-sister Erika. When the young Mei-li, by pure coincidence, predicts the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Erika contructs her identity as "Madame Psyche"-exploiting Mei'li's exoticism and her clients' yearnings for contact with the dead in a series of ingeniously orchestrated seances that win her renown as a medium in California and then in the death-soaked Europe of the First World War.???Ironically, it is when she manages to finally reject the popular "spirituality" that has made her famous that Mei-li experiences a truer spiritual vision: One day, while walking on the beach, she has a revelation of her connection to all of life-"an experience of hidden reality which I have never doubted...and which left me permanently changed by what I then knew and know still and will always know."???Mei-li's subsequent journey leads her through the aspirations and disappointments of a uto contemporary,fiction,gender studies,genre fiction,historical,humanities,literary,literature,literature and fiction,politics and social sciences Women's Studies, The Feminist Press at CUNY

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The Feminist Press at CUNY. Paperback. GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable., The Feminist Press at CUNY

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Confessions of Madame Psyche

This enchanting novel is both a modern-day epic and a work of great emotional and spiritual depth. Mei-li Murrow is born in San Francisco in 1895, the illegitimate daughter of a charismatic con man and the Chinese prostitute he has "rescued" from the streets. When young Mei-li by chance predicts the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, her scheming half-sister exploits Mei-li as a psychic. But Mei-li rejects popular "spirituality" and seeks a truer vision.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781558611863
ISBN (ISBN-10): 155861186X
Paperback
Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: FEMINIST PR
400 Pages
Weight: 0,481 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 155861186X

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-55861-186-X, 978-1-55861-186-3


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