Cooper Square Publishers, 1971 - 318 pagina's
Everybodys Autobiography is among the very best of Gertrudes writing--[it] speaks with the true and original voice of Gertrude Stein, without apparent art or bravado. --Janet Hobhouse~In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and more complex work was long misunderstood and neglected. An account of her experiences as a result of writing a bestseller, Everybodys Autobiography is as funny and engaging as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but it is also a searing meditation on the meaning of success and identity in America. Posing as the representative American, Stein transforms her story into history--responding to the tradition of Thoreau and Henry Adams, she writes: "I used to be fond of saying that America, which was supposed to be a land of success, was a land of failure. Most of the great men in America had a long life of early failure and a long life of later failure." Everybodys Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious, and may yet prove to be among her most popular books.
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That is the way any autobiography has to be written which reminds me of
Dashiell Hammett . But before I am reminded of Dashiell Hammett I want to say
that just today I met Miss Hennessy and she was carrying , she did not have it
with her ...
So Alice Toklas rang up Mrs . Ehrman and said we wanted to meet Dashiell
Hammett . She said yes what is his name . Dashiell Hammett said Miss Toklas .
And how do you spell it . Alice Toklas spelt it . Yes and where does he live . Ah
As I said after I was reminded of Dashiell Hammett I was reminded of David
Edstrom . And that happened in Los Angeles too . David Edstrom was the big
Swede who was a sculptor and was thin when I first knew him and then
enormously fat ...
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EVERYBODY'S AUTOBIOGRAPHYGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
Read this fast, with no stops, no emphases, an unmodulated tone, and it is intelligible. Stop and think and you lose your way. But for the Stein fans, Gertrude Stein is as she is and they like her ... Volledige review lezen
Everybody's AutobiographyGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
This marks the pioneer modernist's second title to be recently reprinted ( Geography and Plays , Classic Returns, LJ 1/94), indicating perhaps a Stein renaissance. Stein knew everybody who was anybody ... Volledige review lezen
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