Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein. 1993 University of Wisconsin Press reprint (c/r 1922), 447 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." Geography is an early collection of her writings from 1910 to 1920 and includes plays and poems.

Condition: Good used copy. Damp stain on corner of front matter

"All the time there is melodrama there is monopoly and all the time there is more there is no excuse."

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