Gertrude Stein

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An American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art would meet.
    Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    Gertrude Stein's first published book. The book is separated into three stories, “The Good Anna”, “Melanctha”, and “The Gentle Lena”. The three stories are independent of each other, but all are set in Bridgepoint, a fictional town based on Baltimore.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    A 1914 book by American writer Gertrude Stein consisting of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms". While the short book consists of multiple poems covering the everyday mundane, Stein's experimental use of language renders the poems unorthodox and their subjects unfamiliar.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B. Toklas, who was her lover. It is a fascinating insight into the art scene in Paris as the couple were friends with Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    In Stein's trademark experimental prose, Narration reveals the legendary writer's thoughts about the energy and mobility of the American people, the effect of modernism on literary form, the nature of history and its recording, and the inventiveness of the English language-in particular, its American variant. Stein also discusses her ambivalence toward her own literary fame as well as the destabilizing effect that notoriety had on her daily life.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    A modernist novel that traces the genealogy, history, and psychological development of members of the fictional Hersland and Dehning families. Being ostensibly a history of three generations of and everyone they knew or knew them, the novel is a philosophical and poetic meditation on identity, on what it means to be human living an everyday, mundane life.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    A generous collection of poems, stories and plays — all dating from 1910–1920.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfGertrude Stein4 years ago
    Not so much a "how-to" guide as an inspirational journey into the craft of writing by one of the 20th-century's most influential and unconventional literary figures. Also valuable as an entry into Stein's own writings.
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