Everybody who was anybody: a biography of Gertrude Stein, Volume 1
Putnam, 1975 - 244 pagina's
Reviews the legendary expatriate American writer, art collector, and saloniste, exploring her public and private endeavors, her relationships with family, friends, and fellow artists, and her impact on twentieth-century art and literature
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The saints in Gertrude's opera would simply be presented : 'as a landscape they
were just there, and a play is just there.' 1— Gertrude's work for 'Four Saints' also
inspired her to write a long novel, a romantic, lyrical paean on the countryside ...
As with Picasso, Satie and Cocteau's Parade, which had been not so much a
ballet as a colourful presentation of music, movement and images, 'Four Saints'
would be something other than opera, something closer to what Gertrude meant
more opera singers in the dignity and simplicity and extraordinary plastic line
than any white singers could ever be. And they enunciated the text so clearly you
could understand every word. Frederick Ashton's rhythmic staging was inspired ...
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I enjoyed reading and learning about this remarkable woman. she was at the start of the modern painting and literature. he had an influence on 20th century culture and she live a very radical life without making it a issue. she was someone that lived our life and her values Volledige review lezen
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