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Robert Creeley says of this early study of Stein's writing: "Rarely indeed does one have a chance to witness such attention so finely attuned. Lew Welch's early take on his great mentor's primary works is testament to his own exceptional authority, as reader and writer alike. His insights are fundamental to our recognition of Stein as the bedrock genius she always was for ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Grey Fox Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Lewis Barrett Welch, Jr. is an American poet associated with the Beat generation of poets, artists, and iconoclasts.

According to Aram Saroyan who wrote Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation, Welch decided to become a writer after reading Gertrude Stein's long story "Melanctha." Welch published and performed widely during the 1960s, and taught a poetry workshop as part of th
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