Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein, with Two Shorter Stories

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Courier Corporation, 2000 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Three experimental pieces, written between 1909 and 1912, involved such stylistic devices as repeated variations on a limited set of sentences and phrases, and "word portraits." Includes, in addition to title piece, "A Long Gay Book" and "Many, Many Women." Will be of special interest to students of modernism, since the problem of representation versus experience that Stein was wrestling with in these works mirrors the ways in which modernism can be viewed as a response to turn-of-the-century literary realism.
 

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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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