Everybody's Autobiography

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Exact Change, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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The 1937 Sequel to THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B TOKLAS, is Stein's account of her triumphant return to the U.S, and a meditation of the meaning of identity, success and America. ' I used to be fond of saying that America was a land of failure. Most of the great men in America had a long life of early failure and a long life of later failure'. A darker work than TOKLAS, but written in a similarily engaging manner, this is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious; it should be amongst her most popular books.

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Self indulgent. Read full review

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Eh. This wasn't as fun as the Autobiography of Alice B Toklas - it got a bit much. It was less about the gossipy doings of her circle and more and more about the nature of art and genius. 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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