The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress
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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Review: The Making of AmericansUser Review - Geoff - Goodreads
There is a labored ugliness to Stein's prose in this book, a deliberate and highly structured repulsiveness that defies one to keep reading. In that way it's revolutionary prose and exactly what good ... Read full review
Review: The Making of AmericansUser Review - Goodreads
I understand Stein's message: words cannot, not have meaning... but not much else. Like modern art I respect her originality in creating a functionless piece of art for shock value but have little use for her writing.
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