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The World Is Round

The World Is Round

by Gertrude Stein

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Discusses the sources of the imagery Diderot used in many of his writings ? imagery from nature, from the fine arts, from the sciences, etc. and analyzes the quality of Diderot's images.


Discusses the sources of the imagery Diderot used in many of his writings ? imagery from nature, from the fine arts, from the sciences, etc. and analyzes the quality of Diderot's images.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This 75th anniversary edition of Stein’s 1939 story of a girl named Rose returns to the original proportions, type and vivid pink paper and blue ink of the original, explains Thacher Hurd in a foreword; it also offers an essay from Edith Thacher Hurd, which first appeared in a 1986 edition and includes written exchanges between Stein and Clement Hurd. Thirty-four brief chapters written in Stein’s characteristically melodic, repetitive language follow the musings, travels, and eventual “happily ever after” of Rose and her cousin (or is he?) Willie. While Stein’s writing has always had its critics, this volume will be a treasure trove for admirers of her singular vision and Hurd’s always charming artwork. (Oct.)
Todd Oldham
“The perfect mix of Gertrude Stein’s painterly words and Clement Hurd’s elegant illustrations make The World Is Round an unforgettable treasure.”
Maira Kalman
“a book. a beautiful book. arrived. it is pink and it is smart and it is beautiful. bring that book over here so i can look at it. would you like some tea?”

Product Details

Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
3.22(w) x 4.75(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

Thacher Hurd is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books. He lives with his wife, Olivia, in Berkeley, California.

Thacher Hurd es un autor e ilustrador que ha recibido varios premios por sus libros para niños. Vive con su esposa, Olivia, en Berkeley, California.

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