Gertrude Stein: Woman without Qualities

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Routledge, 29 sep. 2017 - 212 pagina's
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In her provocative study of Gertrude Stein, G.F. Mitrano argues that Stein's particular take on modernity has special relevance for today. Tracing what she describes as Stein's deeply modernist story of transformation from a nineteenth-century American woman to the disquieting muse of avant-garde culture portrayed in Picasso's famous portrait, Mitrano illuminates Stein's immense appetite for life, her love of thinking, and her craving for recognition. Her approach is innovative, combining the exegetical, the visual, and the theoretical, to emphasize Stein's struggle for individuality and public achievement as a profoundly historical struggle involving personal choices linked, for example, to her sexuality or the uses of her physical appearance. Stein continues to attract attention, Mitrano contends, because she anticipates many contemporary concerns, especially in the field of critical thinking: from the question of subjectivity, to the status of the writer as a laborer among many, to the meaning of fame and the private/public divide.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The Woman Without Qualities
11
The Making of Americans
29
3 Mabel Dodge Patronage and the Velvet Garment
53
4 The Looks of Modem Culture
69
5 Picasso and Paper
89
Four Saints in Three Acts
111
Lectures in America
131
Appendix I
149
Appendix II
153
Notes
161
Bibliography
179
Index
191
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G.F. Mitrano holds PhDs in American literature from Rutgers University and from the University of Rome. Her articles have appeared in Modern Language Studies, College Literature, The Explicator, Journal x, and Anglistica. She is a part-time faculty member at the University of Maryland - Europe.

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