For the most devoted of Gertrude Stein's devotees, this collection of 19 plays which is a successor to the previously...

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LAST OPERAS AND PLAYS BY GERTRUDE STEIN

For the most devoted of Gertrude Stein's devotees, this collection of 19 plays which is a successor to the previously published Operas and Plays. Van Vechten, in his introduction, indicates her particular conception of the drama as static in form, as ""anything that could not be a story"", and her uninhibited individuality as she makes use of the ""compression, repetition and mystification"" which characterizes all her writing. The two best known in this collection, which were produced, Four Saints in Three Acts and Yes is for a Very Young Man receive special comment from the editor who also concludes- ""About the other plays in this volume very little is known and there is nothing I can say on this occasion"". That goes for us too.

Pub Date: Feb. 3, 1948

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Rinehart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948