Search Results: "Gertrude Stein"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Perhaps the most convincing marker of the success of this collection is that, in addition to conveying so much about these correspondents, it prompts one to regret anew the decline of letter writing."
By giving both sides of an ongoing written conversation, this useful collection offers an unusual portrait of a long and important literary friendship. Read full book review >

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ALPHABETS AND BIRTHDAYS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1957

"And that is that."
Plodding along in a Time-centered world of dates and numbers and months and letters we meet a population in the work from which this volume draws its title of animals, feelings, activities, typewriters, horses and hills. Read full book review >

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IDA by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1941

"You're wrong, Miss Stein, enough."
If Ida goes on, does she go on even when she does go on any more. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Gertrude Stein
Released: Dec. 2, 1937

"This is true to some extent and she quotes occasionally from Thornton Wilder, Woollcott, Bromfield, Seabrook, Bernard Fay, Carl Van Vechten; but on the whole she monopolizes the book."
Read this fast, with no stops, no emphases, an unmodulated tone, and it is intelligible. Read full book review >

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WARS I HAVE SEEN by Gertrude Stein
Released: March 6, 1945

"Distracted rather than distracting."
Perhaps this is the shot in the arm that war reporting needs — though I question it. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS AND PRAYERS by Gertrude Stein
Released: Nov. 7, 1934

"So, with that bit of information to hand on to your Gertrude Stein satellites (and she has a 'snob appeal' to the so-called intelligentsia these days), we sign off."
Miss Stein includes in this book the material for the United States lectures. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF AMERICANS by Gertrude Stein
Released: Feb. 8, 1934

"From the specific to the general, it becomes a history of everyone everywhere."
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS introduced Gertrude Stein to many readers who had not been able to break through the complexities of her medium of expression previously. Read full book review >

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PARIS FRANCE by Gertrude Stein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"A unique, romantic memoir and a perfect introduction to a unique American voice."
A contrarian expatriate's impressionistic rendering of her adopted country, just before the ax fell. Read full book review >

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TO DO by Gertrude Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2001

"With a Stein-like flourish, we added: 'and that is that.'"
Some things never change: the first posthumous publication of this typically eccentric Stein work elicited from Kirkus (August 15, 1957, p. 619) the recognition of "a Stein clique." Read full book review >

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USEFUL KNOWLEDGE by Gertrude Stein
Released: Jan. 23, 1988

Out of print for more than 60 years, this is Stein's paean to America, a compendium of prose pieces and poems—most of which were unpublished when the American expatriate collected them for book publication in the early 1920's. Read full book review >

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OPERAS & PLAYS by Gertrude Stein
Released: April 3, 1987

"Reread Another,' 1921)."
"Well before Beckett or Pinter," writes James R. Mellow in his new introduction here, "Stein immobilized her characters in talk, talk, talk." Read full book review >

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FOUR IN AMERICA by Gertrude Stein
Released: Oct. 21, 1947

"There's a Stein clique."
This book will create keen interest because it is the last-and-posthumous-work of Gertrude Stein. Read full book review >