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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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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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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Released: July 1, 1971

"Of special bibliographic interest too, since none of these has been printed before in its original form."
For one whose life and reputation depended so heavily on magnificent friendships, Gertrude Stein has remained an oddly remote figure — formidable to her contemporaries and largely dismissed by later generations. Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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PICASSO by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1939

"Each step in his evolution is illustrated with good reproductions of his work, but it does not contribute much from a critical angle."
More Stein than Picasso, but for the most part less chaotic than one would expect, with less backtracking. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1936

"Go after the followers."
I don't like — or "get" — Gertrude Stein — but for those who do, here she is again. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1933

"Intensely interesting, and should have more than a moderate sale."
A book that is going to cause some annoyance and much discussion. 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 >