Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 13 mrt. 2013 - 320 pagina's
“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.
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As I told Picasso the egotism of a writer is not at all the same egotism as the
egotism of a painter and all the painters felt that way about The Autobiography of
Alice B. Toklas, Braque and Marie Laurencin and Matisse they did not like it and
René Crevel used to tell us about Marie Louise Bousquet and her salon. ... Marie
Laurencin had been in Paris ever since the war was over, and sometimes
everything went well with her and sometimes everything did not go so well but
Marie Laurencin's had but it made her just that more pleasing. She used to play
the harmonium and René Crevel and all the others described her doing so and it
was very pleasing. Her pupils later were pleased that when they could not draw ...
It was interesting, she stated what they felt they the men could not say this thing
because as they said it it would have sounded foolish to them but that is the way
they did feel, I imagine Marie Laurencin was right painters feel that way about ...
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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