Exact Change, 1993 - 328 pagina's
Everybody's Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious
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 in the wake of having authored a bestseller, Everybody's Autobiography is as funny and engaging as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but it is also a meditation on the meaning of success and identity in America.
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What kind of poetry is it I said , why just poetry he said you know poetry like
everybody writes . Oh I said . Well as I say when I first heard he was writing I had
a funny feeling one does you know . Things belong to you and writing belonged
to me ...
He was a friend of Virgil Thomson and he had a way of knowing how it was
possible to play the plays that I have written . He used to be at the house a good
deal and one day we were talking about liberals that is intellectuals , the kind of ...
He never did recite very well because he had not that kind of a memory , I did not
have that kind of a memory either but I could hold it a little longer . I never liked
hearing any one recite or any one ask questions that needed an answer .
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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