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By Lucy Daniel

'You are, in fact, by no means yourself', wrote Gertrude Stein in a single of her famously witty autobiographies. because the Twenties Stein has been celebrated in lots of incarnations: because the embodiment of Left financial institution bohemia, as a customer of contemporary artwork and writing, as a homosexual icon, because the coiner of the expression 'Lost Generation', and because the hostess of maybe the main recognized salon of contemporary occasions. but regardless of a huge and sundry physique of labor and a writing existence that spanned 50 years, she continues to be the most recognizable and but least-known of the 20th century's significant literary figures. With certain connection with her works, to the numerous amazing photographs and readings, and to Stein's personal unique anecdotes, Lucy Daniel discusses how the legend of 'Gertrude Stein' was once created, either by means of herself and her admirers. The e-book tracks Stein's paintings, from early efforts in automated writing to past due experiments within the artwork of autobiography, through her mix of continuous stylistic rejuvenation and amazing own air of mystery. It additionally takes in her involvement with turn-of-the-century feminism and psychology, her 40-year dating with Alice B. Toklas, the cultural influence of her salon within the Parisian ex-pat scene, her many recognized friendships, and the talk surrounding her lifestyles in occupied France through the moment international struggle. A clean and readable presentation of 1 of the key Anglo-American Modernists, Gertrude Stein will entice readers of Gertrude Stein and her circle, in addition to experts within the fields of literature, artwork, gender reviews, Modernism and cultural reviews.

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