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Paris France by Gertrude Stein
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Jan 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: france, memoir

This is a much more accessible Stein, with quotable observations on nearly every page. Written after World War II was declared but before the battle was joined in France, it has a haunting nostalgic quality. Stein explains her take on her beloved adopted country and dedicates the book to France and England, "who are to do what is the necessary thing to do, they are going to civilise the twentieth century and make it a time when anybody can be free, free to be civilised and to be." By the time the book was published, the Germans had entered Paris.

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