Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein

Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein. 1946 Random House, first printing, 622 pages. Stein was a modernist author, patron of the arts, infamous salon host, and out in her relationship Alice B. Toklas. In her obituary, the New York Times wrote, "Although Gertrude Stein could and did write intelligibly at times, her distinction rested on her use of words apart from their conventional meaning. Her emphasis on sound rather than sense is illustrated by her oft-quoted 'A rose is a rose is a rose.' Devotees of her cult professed to find her restoring a pristine freshness and rhythm to language. Medical authorities compared her effusions to the rantings of the insane. The Hearst press inquired, 'Is Gertrude Stein not Gertrude Stein but somebody else living and talking in the same body?' Sinclair Lewis concluded she was conducting a racket." Included here are poems, plays, Autobiography of Alice B Toklas and more.

Condition: Jacket good tanned, tear on front flap and spine, book good, some bumps to boards, loosening hinge

"I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it."

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