THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP by Donald S.- Ed. Gallup

THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These ""Letters Written to Gertrude Stein"" are collected from the correspondence addressed to her by her affectionate and admiring friends through the seven decades of her gregarious life. The roster of names is indeed a social register of the avant garde artists of some forty years: Picasso, Matisse, T. S. Eliot, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Edith Sitwell, Carl Van Vechten, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Thornton Wilder, Hemingway are only a few of the contributors. Perhaps the most interesting incident revealed (for nothing is specifically recorded) is her long attempt to attain publication in the Atlantic Monthly in the face of Ellery Sedgewick's adamantine rejections... All in all, this adds up to a pleasing portrait of Gertrude Stein as a devoted friend and very stimulating conversationalist, and to a bright, gossipy picture of the period in which she lived.... For devotees, this adds an intimate and nostalgic footnote to her life.

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