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Excerpt of Letter from Emma Goldman to Ben Reitman, August 15, 1909

Excerpt of Letter from Emma Goldman to Ben Reitman, August 15, 1909

Goldman's letters to her lover Ben Reitman were often vivid and passionate from August 15, 1909. As this excerpt demonstrates, they also often betrayed Goldman's feelings of insecurity and doubt about her relationship with Reitman.

Courtesy of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Date / time
August 15, 1909
Transcript
MOTHER EARTH A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Social Science and Literature 210 East 13th Street New York, Aug 15 1909 Beloved Hobo. My lifes own one. I love you. I love you, oh so desperately. You are light and air, beauty and glory to me. You are my precious Hobo. Dearest, do you know, that creepy slimy, treacherous thing, doubt? Have you ever been seized by it? Has your soul ever suffered its sting, your brain ever experienced its horror beating force? If you have darling mine, then you will understand how it is, that everything...
Institution
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Excerpt of Letter from Emma Goldman to Ben Reitman, August 15, 1909." (Viewed on December 8, 2016) <https://jwa.org/media/excerpt-from-letter-from-goldman-to-ben-reitman>.

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