Ida: A Novel

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Vintage Books, 1972 - 154 pages
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This is the story of Ida, whose life consists mainly of resting, because she is always tired; of talking to herself; and of getting married, time after time. When it was first published New York Times wrote: 'One might call it a short novel, a long poem, or a modern fairy tale.

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IDA: A Novel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

If Ida goes on, does she go on even when she does go on any more. No and yes." ... Now I should say yes and no. Ida does go on but I don't — for what is Ida but Gertrude Stein's "first new novel in ... 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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