Geography and Plays

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Literary Collections - 419 pages
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From one of the modern era's most influential and boldly experimental writers a generous collection of poems, stories and plays all dating from 19101920. Wide range of the author's styles reveal Stein as philosopher, poet, portraitist, dramatist and short story writer, as the investigator of the nature of language, and much more. Superb sampling of works drew attention to the artistic avant-garde movements of the early 20th century and introduced new directions in experimental writing.
  

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User Review  - dawnpen - LibraryThing

Yes. Geography and Plays. Since I'm not quite ready for the density in "how to write" but I'm past the autobiography, this was perfect. Complimented by Gass's essay on Stein's sentences. I liked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jon Wagner - Goodreads

It's Stein so...best served by reading a little. Took awhile to read this but that's just because of the inevitable, purposeful repetition. Read full review

Contents

SUSIE ASADO
13
FRANCE
27
ITALIANS
46
A SWEE1 TAIL cvrsim
65
ENGLAND
82
IVIALLORCAN STORIES
96
PUBLIC is INVITED
122
ROCHE
141
EVERY AFTERNOON A Dialogue
254
CAPTAIN WALTER ARNOLD A Play
260
HE SAID IT Monologue
267
CoUNTING HER DREssEs A Play
275
LIKE IT To BE A PLAY A Play
286
BONNE ANNEE A Play
302
RHAPs THREE
331
ADVERTISEMENTS
341

PoRTRAIT or PRINCE B D
166
ONE VAN VECHTEN
199
WHAT HAPPENED A Ploy in Five Acts
205
Do LET Us Go AwAY A Play
215
FoR THE CouNTRY ENTIRELY A Play in Letters
227
TURKEY BONEs AND EATING AND WE LIKED
239
PINK MELON JoY
347
Ir You HAD THREE HUSBANDS
377
WORK AGAIN
392
TOURTY 0R TQURTEBATTRE A STORY or THE GREAT
401
AND ASK AsIA
407
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About the author (1999)

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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