Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

by Gertrude Stein, Susannah Hollister
     
 

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In the 1950s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein's posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that time, scholars have discovered that Stein's poem exists in several versions: a manuscript

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In the 1950s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein's posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that time, scholars have discovered that Stein's poem exists in several versions: a manuscript

Editorial Reviews

Lynne Tillman
Stanzas in Meditation fulfills Stein's great ambition. Published posthumously in 1956, it's an amazing work—a lively, imaginative, modernist epic, with Stein at her playful, philosophical, poetic best as she riffs on the literary and cultural gamut.
—The New York Times Book Review
Catharine R. Stimpson

"Emily Setina and Susannah Hollister have undertaken the demanding, detailed task of preparing a reliable reading text of a grand, difficult text by one of our most important modernist writers. This critical edition will be the canonical version of Stanzas in Meditation."—Catharine R. Stimpson, New York University
Lyn Hejinian

“Thanks to Joan Retallack's compelling introduction and the cogent editing of Susannah Hollister and Emily Setina, Stein's late masterpiece at last exists in its proper luminous clarity. It is wonderful that Stein's celebration of “the commonplace,” that most mysterious and opaque though omnipresent realm, is now available in this elegant and useful edition.”—Lyn Hejinian, author of The Language of Inquiry

Edward Burns

“Meticulously edited and lucidly presented by Susannah Hollister and Emily Setina, this edition of Stanzas in Meditation makes available a central work of literary modernism and sets a standard for future Stein editors.”—Edward Burns, editor of Textual Cultures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300157338
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Susannah Hollister is ACLS New Faculty Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Austin, TX. Emily Setina is an assistant professor of English at Baylor University. She lives in Waco, TX.

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