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Selected Operas and Plays

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Copyright 1949, Alice B. Toklas.

All selections by Gertrude Stein with the permission of the estate of Gertrude Stein.

Publication of this book has be aided by a grant from the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 14th 1999 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published 1970)
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Oh sure there are a few plays I would've added -- "A Curtain Raiser," "Bonne Annee," and "Capital Capitals" -- and one that I would've dropped -- "Say It With Flowers" -- but having expressed that, this is an excellent anthology showcasing the scope of Stein's theatrical writings whether she's experimenting with the use of a period ("They Must. Be Wedded. To Their Wife.") or reinventing a classic ("Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights"). Even her operas "Four Saints in Three Acts" and "The Mother of ...more
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Gertrude Stein was an American writer who spent most of her life in France, and who became a catalyst in the development of modern art and literature. Her life was marked by two primary relationships, the first with her brother Leo Stein, from 1874-1914, and the second with Alice B. Toklas, from 1907 until Stein's death in 1946. Stein shared her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, first with Leo an ...more
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