The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1995 - Fiction - 925 pages
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In "The Making of Americans," Gertrude Stein sets out to tell "a history of a family's progress," radically reworking the traditional family saga novel to encompass her vision of personality and psychological relationships. As the history progresses over three generations, Stein also meditates on her own writing, on the making of "The Making of Americans," and on America.

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User Review  - Leo Robertson - Goodreads

Yes, this book really struck a chord with me. And perhaps it did so because I don't see any of my Goodreads friends having read it yet, which is a problem I have connecting individually with a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - كوماروف مايكل - Goodreads

There was no past or present in this book, there was existence in this book, there were characters in it but there was nothing important inside it, there was nothing past or present or in the future ... Read full review

Contents

The Dehnings and the Herslands
3
The Hersland Parents
33
Mrs Hersland and the Hersland Children
150
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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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