WARS I HAVE SEEN by Gertrude Stein

WARS I HAVE SEEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Perhaps this is the shot in the arm that war reporting needs -- though I question it. Here, with a slight increase in intelligibility, but equal eccentricity, is the mistress of the marathon, her indefatiguable retrcats and repetitions, her aberrational associations, her very conscious unconsciousness as she rambles happily through past and present...The wars she read about as a girl, the wars she lived through like the Boer War, the Spanish-American War, the Russo-Japanese War, the last war, and now this war spent in a village in occupied France; the villagers talked with, the Germans and Italians they billeted, refugees, "collabos", her garden, chickens, and her French poodle "Basket", and finally the excitement of the American landings, the departure of the Germans, and the exploits of the robinhood maquis....Distracted rather than distracting.
Pub Date: March 6th, 1945
ISBN: 0946189110
Page count: 259pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1945




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