Item #H11828 The Cosmopolitan, an Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September 1899. Anna Leach Charlotte Perkins Stetson, Gilman.
The Cosmopolitan, an Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September 1899

The Cosmopolitan, an Illustrated Monthly Magazine, September 1899

Irvington, NY: John Brisben Walker, 1899. 9.75 inches tall, pale yellow wraps lettered and decorated in red and dark blue, very good, light wear and soil. Charlotte Perkins Stetson's poem, "Eternal Me" etc. "What an exceeding rest 'twill be / When I can leave off being Me! / To think of it! — at last be rid
Of all the things I ever did! / Done with the varying distress / Of retroactive consciousness! / Set free to feel the joy unknown / Of Life and Love beyond my own! / Why should I long to have John Smith / Eternally to struggle with? / I'm John — but somehow cherubim
Seem quite incongruous with him. / It would not seem so queer to dwell / Eternally John Smith in Hell. / To be one man forever seems
Most fit in purgatorial dreams. / But Heaven! Rest and Power and Peace / Must surely mean the soul's release / From this small labeled entity — / This passing limitation — Me!" An important poem in its notion that freedom from one's self means freedom from gender as well. Very Good. Item #H11828

Price: $45.00