The Geographical History of America: Or, The Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1973 - Literature - 243 pages
0 Reviews
Geographical History also elaborates on Stein's concepts of identity, landscape, presence, and composition. Today, as literary discourse pays more attention to textuality; to voice, reader-response, and phenomenology, Stein emerges as a pioneering modernist to whom the century is slowly catching up. For those in the performing arts, Geographical History further addresses the notion of play as landscape, one of Stein's most influential theatrical ideas, as well as such issues as dialogue, character, and dramatic structure -- in a book that is itself a model of modern experimentation.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

I don't like — or "get" — Gertrude Stein — but for those who do, here she is again. There is a cult. Go after the followers. Read full review

The geographical history of America, or, The relation of human nature to the human mind

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Considering most readers don't understand a thing she writes, Stein's continuing popularity is astounding. Both the plays and the history of America are presented here in her own inimitable style. For the serious literati. Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1973)

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.

Bibliographic information