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Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures

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"After an astonishing, playful essay, the book opens into a revelatory combination of quotes, quips and 360 photos of Stein and her wildly brilliant circle."--Elle
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 10th 1994 by Algonquin Books (first published January 1st 1989)
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Marie Fouhey
Jan 07, 2017 Marie Fouhey rated it really liked it
This is a short biography of Gertrude Stein filled with snippets of her writings and lots of pictures. It was very interesting but contained enough samples of Stein's writings to convince me that I'm not interested in reading anything else she wrote. She was big on repetition and wordplay and thought commas were for the feeble-minded. She was quite sure she was a genius but seemed rather pleasant and not conceited about it. She openly admitted to liking being lionized and petted. I couldn't make ...more
Kirk
Mar 11, 2008 Kirk rated it liked it
This is about as fun an intro to Gertrude Stein as you'll get. Lots of fun pictures and good excerpts from her works. It's a great way to get into her stuff if you don't find the Mother Goose of Montparnasse all that captivating. Stein is hard reading (duh), but she teaches us a lot about language; that's not really the focus here. This is all about biography, but it's a hell of a story. I like to think if I'd been around 80 years ago I could've gotten into the rue de Fleurus---just once, anyway ...more
Tuckova
Sep 04, 2011 Tuckova rated it really liked it
I disagreed with the author's premise that Stein liked being looked at as much as being read, and some of the editorial choices she made felt stilted to me. That said, I think the book reveals an incredible amount of research, and the combination of quotes from Stein and others with photographs was... well, vast. I really enjoyed flipping through it at first, opening to random pages like Chinese fortunes, and then I also felt it read well beginning to end.
Joyful Grapes
Jan 13, 2017 Joyful Grapes rated it it was amazing
Wonderful images, excerpts, and layout. Makes me want to go read all her work.
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