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Gertrude Stein

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“You are, of course, never yourself,” wrote Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) in Everybodys Autobiography.  Modernist icon Stein wrote many pseudo-autobiographies, including the well-known story of her lover, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas; but in Lucy Daniels Gertrude Stein the pen is turned directly on Stein, revealing the many selves that composed her inspiring and captivating life.

 

Though American-born, Stein has been celebrated in many incarnations as the embodiment of French bohemia; she was a patron of modern art and writing, a gay icon, the coiner of the term “Lost Generation,” and the hostess of one of the most famous artistic salons. Welcomed into Steins art-covered living room were the likes of Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway, and Pound. But—perhaps because of the celebrated names who made up her social circle—Stein has remained one of the most recognizable and yet least-known of the twentieth-centurys major literary figures, despite her immense and varied body of work. With detailed reference to her writings, Steins own collected anecdotes, and even the many portraits painted of her, Lucy Daniel discusses how the legend of Gertrude Stein was created, both by herself and her admirers, and gives much-needed attention to the continuing significance and influence of Steins literary works.

 

A fresh and readable biography of one of the major Modernist writers, Gertrude Stein will appeal to a wide audience interested in Steins contributions to avant-garde writing, and twentieth century art and literature in general.

 

About the Author

Lucy Daniel is a freelance reviewer and critic. She has written for a wide range of  publications, including the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times Magazine, Times Literary Supplement, and, London Review of Books.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
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Two
Three
Four
Five
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Seven
Eight
 
References
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861895165
Author:
Daniel, Lucy
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Stein, Gertrude - C
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Critical Lives
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.88 x 5 x 0.6 in

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