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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Are we for example . I have wanted to write a whole book about words of one
syllable . In a play I have just written called Listen To Me I keep thinking of words
of one syllable . It is natural to write poems of words of one syllable and some live
When I see a thing it is not a play to me because the minute I see it it ceases to be
a play for me , but when I write something that somebody else can see then it is a
play for me . When I write other things not plays it is something that I can see ...
Marionettes he said oh I said , do you make them oh yes he said and what do you
with them , well he said I earn my living carving furniture but I do this besides and
I play them , I know Punch and Judy and nothing more I said , and he said but ...
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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