Exact Change, 1993 - 328 pagina's
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. "Everybody's Autobiography" is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious, and is among her most popular books.
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That is what makes your identity not a thing that exists but something you do or
do not remember. It is hard for me to remember now about my brother but anyway
that is the way we lived together. I can remember the first time we were ever ...
I always remember the day that Fanny Butcher and Alice Roullier came to see us
in Bilignin, some days rain more than other days, but that day rained the most of
any day. I remembered that Fanny Butcher's eyes were brown, perhaps they are
I did remember that but it did look like that and so I did not remember that and if it
did not look like that then I did not remember that. What was the use. Anyway we
went out to San Leandro where we used to ride on a tandem bicycle in the dust.
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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