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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The Thoreau-like paradoxes of the enterprise make for dizzying ironies: ... I had
always wanted it all to be commonplace and simple anything that I am writing
and then I get worried lest I have succeeded and it is too commonplace and too ...
My brother once was bothered because Picasso never had and never had had a
model to look at and it worried finally worried my brother. He liked it but it finally
did worry him, this was some years later after Picasso had done my portrait there
But just then it was not like that, the women in Bilignin were worried,
Frenchwomen are not often worried, they are occupied very occupied but they
are not worried. And the women of Bilignin last spring were worried. Do you think
they asked us ...
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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