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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I once asked a Russian woman why Spaniards married Russians when after all
they were the least likely to like each other ... And then it came to me it is perfectly
simple, the Russian and the Spaniard are oriental, and there is the same mixing.
Now alas it is changing they could go and learn just like any one but until then a
Spaniard was naturally ignorant. There was one exception and that was Juan
Gris he had no natural ignorance, he complained bitterly when his son came up ...
And now I should write Spain a play and it would begin, Act I First Spaniard.
There is no second Spaniard. Second Spaniard. There is no first Spaniard. I used
always to say that the only thing about which Alice Tok- las was not impartial was
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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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