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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So we went on being in New York and Carl Van Vechten gave us a Negro party
all the Negro intellectuals that he could get together. I know they do not want you
to say Negro but I do want to say Negro. I dislike it when instead of saying 199.
to say Negro. I dislike it when instead of saying Jew they say Hebrew or Israelite
or Semite, I do not like it and why should a Negro want to be called colored. Why
should he want to lose being a Negro to become a common thing with a ...
he does something and a Negro hits him or anything well then the Negro cannot
get justice if it comes to be a thing that they have to go to court on. But I said if
Negroes can go into any profession. Yes he said but that is just where the trouble
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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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