Three Lives

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 192 pages
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It was not now any longer that she wanted to stay near Mrs. Lehntman. There was no one now that made anything important, but Anna was certain that she did not want to take a place where she would be under some new people. No one could ever be for Anna as had been her cherished Miss Mathilda. No one could ever again so freely let her do it all.

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The prose itself is wonderfully, beautifully written. - Goodreads
Abrupt endings make me mad. - Goodreads
Much more exciting than her own writing does. - Goodreads
I wasn't impressed with the experimental writing. - Goodreads
Her writing makes the characters transcendental. - Goodreads
Making writing visual. - Goodreads

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

The prose itself is wonderfully, beautifully written. However, the book shows its age in the overtly racist and nationalist sentiments that are found within it. Still worth reading for the beauty of the language. Read full review

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User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

To me, this book was unreadable. Once I realized that the characters had been speaking in the same circles for 20 pages, I recognized that I needed to find a different book to read. Read full review

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Famous writer Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, PA and was educated at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins medical school. Stein wrote Three Lives, The Making of Americans, and Tender Buttons, all of which were considered difficult for the average reader. She is most famous for her opera Four Saints in Three Acts and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was actually an autobiography of Stein herself. With her companion Alice B. Toklas, Stein received the French government's Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise for theory work with the American fund for French Wounded in World War I. Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-ser-Seine, France on July 27, 1946.

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