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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Yes and where does he live. Ah that said Alice Toklas we do not know, we asked
in New York and Knopf his editor said he could not give his address. Ah yes said
Mrs. Ehrman now what is he. Dashiell Hammett you know The Thin Man said ...
They said they were preparing the pacific defence of Paris. Pacific defence of
Paris I said, what is that. Oh that they said is preparing a larger flow of water and
the more frequent placing of openings for large rubber hose. Oh yes I said. Alice
Yes but did he not say anything more, yes I said he said that certain descriptions
that you make have the same quality as your painting. Oh yes said Picasso and
he did find it interesting. Yes I said and he did find it interesting. And then we ...
As I say, since the twentieth century painting has been Spanish, as Picasso says
he likes Dali because Dali, like himself, and that is Spanish bases everything on
his own ignorance, they receive a wonderful inspiration and it is based oh yes it ...
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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