Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms [NOOK Book]

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2011 Reprint of 1914. "Tender Buttons" is the best known of Gertrude Stein's "hermetic" works. It is a small book separated into three sections - Food, Objects and Rooms each containing prose under subtitles. "Tender Buttons" is one of the great Modern experiments in verse. Simultaneously considered to be a masterpiece of verbal Cubism, a modernist triumph, a spectacular failure, a collection of confusing gibberish, and an intentional hoax, the book is perhaps more often written about than actually read. Divided ...
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Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms

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Overview

2011 Reprint of 1914. "Tender Buttons" is the best known of Gertrude Stein's "hermetic" works. It is a small book separated into three sections - Food, Objects and Rooms each containing prose under subtitles. "Tender Buttons" is one of the great Modern experiments in verse. Simultaneously considered to be a masterpiece of verbal Cubism, a modernist triumph, a spectacular failure, a collection of confusing gibberish, and an intentional hoax, the book is perhaps more often written about than actually read. Divided into three sections-"Objects," "Food," and "Rooms"-the book contains a series of descriptions that defy conventional syntax.
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Library Journal
Self-published in 1914, this is one of the volumes that solidified Stein's reputation. Dividing the book into three sections--Objects, Food, and Rooms--Stein attempts to form images using repetition and disjointed words. As the average person will find that it makes no sense at all, Stein's exercise in automatic writing remains in the realm of the literati.
Booknews
<:st> Reprint of the 1914 edition (cited in ) with a new note on the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000876565
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 39 KB

Table of Contents

Objects 7
Food 31
Rooms 61
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