Stein Reader / Edition 1

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This important collection presents Gertrude Stein for the first time in her brilliant modernity. Ulla E. Dydo's textual scholarship demonstrates Stein's constant questioning of convention, and A Stein Reader changes the balance of work in print, concentrating on Stein's experimental work and including many key works that are virtually unknown or unavailable.

A Stein Reader includes unpublished work, such as the portrait "Article"; shows the astonishing stylistic change in the neglected "A Long Gay Book"; draws attention to the many unknown plays such as "Reread Another;" and offers fascinating portraits of Matisse, Picasso, and Sitwell. Illuminating headnotes bring out connections between pieces and provide invaluable keys to Stein's motifs and thought patterns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810110830
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer, poet, and art collector who spent most of her life in France.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations of Stein Works
A Note on the Texts
The Making of Americans. Being a History of a Family's Progress (Selections)
Two Women
Orta Or One Dancing
Bon Marche Weather
A Long Gay Book
Miss Furr and Miss Skeene
Portrait of Constance Fletcher
What Happened: A Five Act Play
One: Carl Van Vechten
Guillaume Appollinaire
Pink Melon Joy
Ladies' Voices: Curtain Raiser
Marry Nettie: Alright Make It a Series and Call It Marry Nettie
Accents in Alsace: A Reasonable Tragedy
Tourty Or Tourtebattre: A Story of the Great War
A Circular Play: Play in Circles
Photograph: A Play in Five Acts
Reread Another: Play to Be Played Indoors Or Out I Wish to Be a School
Mildred's Thoughts
Idem the Same: A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson
Saints and Singing: A Play
A List
Capital Capitals
An Elucidation
Practice of Oratory
He and They, Hemingway
A Book Concluding With as a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story
Van Or Twenty Years After: A Second Portrait of Carl Van Vechten
If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso
Descriptions of Literature
Sitwell Edith Sitwell
Business in Baltimore
Composition as Explanation
An Acquaintance With Description
The Life of Juan Gris: The Life and Death of Juan Gris
George Hugnet
More Grammar for a Sentence
How She Bowed to Her Brother
Stanzas in Meditation (Selections)
Identity a Poem
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
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