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The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress (American Literature)

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In The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein sets out to tell "a history of a family's progress," radically reworking the traditional family saga novel to encompass her vision of personality and psychological relationships. As the history progresses over three generations, Stein also meditates on her own writing, on the making of The Making of Americans, and on America.

Synopsis:

"Essential for all literature collections . . . Several of Stein's titles returned to print in 1995, but none more important than The Making of Americans."--Library Journal

About the Author

Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874. As a child she lived in Vienna and Paris before returning to the United States to study at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School but left before taking her degree. In 1903 Stein moved to France where she lived with Alice B. Toklas. Her first novel, Three Lives, was published in 1909. Its prose style is highly unconventional and virtually dispenses with standard punctuation. Tender Buttons (1914) was even more experimental and sold extremely poorly. Other work by Stein include her theory of writing, Composition and Explanation (1926), The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), two volumes of memoirs, Everybody's Autobiography (1937) and Wars I Have Seen (1945). Stein died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1946.William H. Gass--essayist, novelist, literary critic--was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He has been the recipient of the first PEN/Nabokov Award, the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the Art of the Essay, three National Book Critic Circle Awards for Criticism, a Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, the Award for Fiction and the Medal of Merit for Fiction from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations. He lives in St. Louis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564780881
Foreword:
Gass, William H.
Introduction:
Meyer, Steven
Foreword by:
Gass, William H.
Foreword:
Gass, William H.
Author:
Gass, William H.
Author:
Stein, Gertrude
Author:
Meyer, Steven
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Dalkey Archive
Series:
American Literature Series
Series Volume:
map I-2364-A
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
926
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 2.1 in 2.83 lb

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