The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z
1 Hawthorne Literature- A to Z

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

by

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Cover

ISBN13: 9780679724636
ISBN10: 067972463x
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $9.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Largely to amuse herself, Gertrude Stein wrote this book in 1932..using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose...than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded.

Review:

"It is an instructive and most entertaining book....Let us hope that The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, with its wisdom, its distinction and its charm, will have the effect of causing the general public to recognize Gertrude Stein for what she is: one of the most remarkable women of her time and if not 'in english literature the only one' at least one of the genuinely original ones." Edmund Wilson, The New Republic (read the entire New Republic review)

Review:

"... The record of nearly thirty years of life in a fantastically changing Paris and else where — a life passed in the most stimulating and important society." Louis Bromfield

Review:

"... One of the richest, wittiest, and most irreverent [biographies] ever written." William Troy

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

7rainbows, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by 7rainbows)
So i was in a 'green fairy' daze and I was stumbling along Rue Gertrude-- that's what i called it. The street where that lady from America lived with that other lady and her brother sometimes not the lady who lived with the lady who lived with her brother but the lady who i named the street after where her house her brother was, where the big shot painters would hang up on the walls while hanging out on the couches and chairs not that they were big shots yet but some little guys named Picasso and then there was Mr. Matisse and the Mrs were there. So I would sometimes stupor my drunkenness crumpled up like a piece of ill-begotten canvas or bad writing put to paper to trash basket and missed and fell to the floor, in a corner of the courtyard and doze to the mummer of modern art as the tink of spoons of sugar going to the coffee cup and clink of wine bottle to wine glass sometimes catching a sparkle of light reflecting it to the paints on the wall that were minor francs that would be major. Then sometimes the cat would wake me up with a french purr.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724636
Author:
Stein, Gertrude
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Paris (France) Intellectual life.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Vintage Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 68-0204430
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.97x5.19x.71 in. .64 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. A Moveable Feast
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. The Sun Also Rises
    Used Mass Market $5.95
  3. A Room of One's Own Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. Quicksand; And, Passing (American... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. A Farewell to Arms
    Used Trade Paper $4.00
  6. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Used Mass Market $4.95

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679724636 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It is an instructive and most entertaining book....Let us hope that The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, with its wisdom, its distinction and its charm, will have the effect of causing the general public to recognize Gertrude Stein for what she is: one of the most remarkable women of her time and if not 'in english literature the only one' at least one of the genuinely original ones." (read the entire New Republic review)
"Review" by , "... The record of nearly thirty years of life in a fantastically changing Paris and else where — a life passed in the most stimulating and important society."
"Review" by , "... One of the richest, wittiest, and most irreverent [biographies] ever written."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.