The Maimie Papers: Letters from an Ex-Prostitute / Edition 2

The Maimie Papers: Letters from an Ex-Prostitute / Edition 2

by Maimie Pinzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558611436

ISBN-13: 9781558611436

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The


In 1910, a remarkable correspondence began between a wealthy and distinguished Bostonian philanthropist, Fanny Quincy Howe, and Maimie Pinzer, a Jewish prostitute living in Philadelphia and recovering from a morphine addiction developed after the loss of an eye. The Maimie Papers is Maimie’s side of that correspondence, offering an unprecedented and

Overview


In 1910, a remarkable correspondence began between a wealthy and distinguished Bostonian philanthropist, Fanny Quincy Howe, and Maimie Pinzer, a Jewish prostitute living in Philadelphia and recovering from a morphine addiction developed after the loss of an eye. The Maimie Papers is Maimie’s side of that correspondence, offering an unprecedented and still unique account of the life of a woman of the streets and her inspiring transformation.

An afterword by Ruth Rosen traces the elusive trail of Mamie’s life following the end of her correspondence, from an elegant apartment in Chicago to a new life in the glamorous Southern California of the late 1920s. The Mamie Papers introduces an unforgettable woman with a powerful writer’s voice, of whom the New York Times Book Review says, “Mamie writes like a dream. . . . An astonishing book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558611436
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Helen Rose Scheuer Jewish Women's Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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