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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It is funny that no matter what happens , how many more or how many less can
read and write can talk and listen can move around in every kind of way the
number that is the lack of geniuses always remains about the same , there are
very few ...
And when he began it was a difficult matter not to believe that hearing did not
matter . Anybody at school with a brother or sister knows how that can come to
matter . And then there were recitations of poetry or prose , that happened every ...
One always is very angry and I was very angry and we wrote it in letters and said
it over the telephone and that was the end of that matter . I said I would not go to
America . However I did go to America but that was an entirely different matter .
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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