Gertrude Stein Reader: The Great American Pioneer of Avant-Garde Letters


This anthology collects 51 of Stein's most experimental poems, stories, portraits, and plays.
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This anthology collects 51 of Stein's most experimental poems, stories, portraits, and plays.
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Editorial Reviews

As Kostelanetz writes in the introduction, though Stein died more than 50 years ago, her writings still feel fresh and contemporary.
Out Magazine
Avant-garde champion Richard Kostelanetz collects 34 lesser-known works you won't find in Selected Writings, and these 'difficult' pieces—rejected by publishers in their time—are wild, witty, and brilliant. ... In his lively, passionate introduction and in commentary throughout, Kostelanetz elucidates without pretension or condescension. Three cheers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815412465
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST COOPER
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kostelanetz has authored and edited over fifty books, including John Cage: Writer, The Frank Zappa Companion: Four Decades of Commentary, and Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introducing 1
Advertisements 5
Business in Baltimore 12
A Family of Perhaps Three 25
An Instant Answer or A Hundred Prominent Men 34
Old and Old 50
A Collection 63
A Patriotic Leading 68
The Superstitions of Fred Anneday, Annday, Anday: A Novel of Real Life 83
If You Had Three Husbands 92
Rooms 108
We Came. A History 120
Many Many Women 126
Wherein Iowa Differs from Kansas and Indiana 223
France 228
Wherein the South Differs from the North 240
Americans 258
American Biography And Why Waste It 265
Lend a Hand or Four Religions 273
Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters: A Melodrama 307
Are There Six or Another Question 313
Objects Lie on a Table: A Play 314
Civilization: A Play 323
At Present: A Play 360
The First Reader 372
Are There Arithmetics 398
A Bouquet. Their Wills 402
A Movie 432
Film, Deux soeurs qui ne sont pas soeurs 436
How Writing Is Written 438
Sentences and Paragraphs 450
Next. Life and Letters of Marcel Duchamp 461
Forensics 463
Bibliography, 1904-1929 by Gertrude Stein 473
Sources 489
About the Editor 493
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