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

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Vintage Books, 1973 - Literature - 243 pages
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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.

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Review: Geographical History of America (PAJ Books)

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No matter how much I read Stein, I never seem to get used to her style. Every time I wade into the depths of her books, I feel unsteady and uncertain - nervous. There may be no right way to read A ... Read full review

Review: Geographical History of America (PAJ Books)

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an excerpt from 'The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind' by Gertrude Stein, pg. 79, the third Chapter I, not counting the two Chapter one's and the first ... 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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