A Gertrude Stein companion: content with the example
Gertrude Stein's rejection of literary conventions and formal genre poses formidable challenges for even the most committed of readers. Although some two dozen full-length critical studies have been published in the forty years since her death, much of her work remains impenetrable to the reading public as well as to many scholars. With this comprehensive literary guide, Kellner brings together a wide variety of source materials and selected original essays to assist students, researchers, and other readers in interpreting and appreciating the career and writings of this important twentieth-century literary figure. In his introduction, Kellner provides an overview of Stein's work and some illuminating insights concerning her methods and themes. The first part of the book is a descriptive alphabetical catalog of Stein's published writings. Part II begins with essays by several Stein scholars, who examine the writer's place in literary tradition, her process of composition, and the various styles she employed. This section concludes with a selection of poems inspired by the writer's work. Part III is a biographical dictionary of Stein's friends, enemies, and other associates. Part IV, entitled "Gertrude Stein's ABC," catalogs her opinions and observations on a wide range of subjects. An annotated bibliography of Stein criticism, a list of works cited, and tn index are included. This detailed literary guide helps to make Stein's unique creative vision accessible to general readers and offers the student many exciting new avenues for exploration and research.
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Introduction HOW TO READ GERTRUDE STEIN
THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS
Gertrude Stein and Literary
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Alice Toklas American Anderson artists Autobiography of Alice ballet became Bilignin cahier career Carl Van Vechten carnets Chicago cloth printed collection composition critic cubist Donald Donald Sutherland early Edith Sitwell essays exhibition Fleurus Four Saints France French Gallup Gertrude Stein GSCW included James Juan Gris later lecture tour Leo Stein letters literary literature LO&P Mabel Dodge manuscript Margaret Woodbridge Matisse Melanctha memoir narrative never novel Operas and Plays Padgette Bruce Kellner painter painting Paris Paul Padgette Bruce photographs Picasso pieces poems poet poetry Priscilla Oppenheimer published readers REFERENCES Rose rue Christine rue de Fleurus Saints in Three salon sentence Sherwood Anderson Stein and Alice Stein and Toklas Stein's death story Sylvia Beach Tender Buttons Thornton Wilder Three Acts Three Lives Toklas's twenties University unpublished Virgil Thomson wife William word portrait World Writings of Gertrude written York young