327th out of 360 books — 239 voters
Mary Olivier: A Life
Originally published alongside Ulysses in the pages of the legendary Little Review, Mary Olivier: A Life is an intimate, lacerating account of the ties between daughter and mother, a book of transfixing images and troubling moral intelligence that confronts the exigencies and ambiguities of freedom and responsibility with empathy and power. May Sinclair's finest novel stan...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published June 30th 2002 by NYRB Classics
(first published January 1st 1919)
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This is a good book but so sad. It all about Mary and her mother and what makes it so sad is that her mother doesn't love her. She tries, at times, but is ultimately unsuccessful. I remember the part that made me the saddest is when Mary is still pretty young and she is begging for her mother to tell her that she loves her and her mother won't say it... which is one of the saddest things I have ever read. Unloved children make me sad because they are so innocent and love so unconditionally. So,...more
May Sinclair earned her doctorate in the Philosophy of Metaphysics soon after her 50th birthday. An award-winning and internationally acclaimed author, she writes extensively about ancient disciplines connected with symbolism, and teaches private work-shops on dream interpretation and analysis from a Jungian perspective. She also writes under her nom de plume, Mason Clare. All her writings include...moreMore about May Sinclair...