Gertrude Stein, born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874, is a renowned American writer, poet, and art collector. The author of more than a dozen books and countless works of criticism, Stein died in France in 1946.
Marianne DeKoven is Professor of English at Rutgers University. She is the author of A Different Language: Gertrude Stein’s Experimental Writing, Rich and Strange: Gender, History, and Modernism, and Utopia Limited: The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern. She is the editor of Feminist Locations: Global and Local, and Theory, Practice, and Agency: Working Papers from the Women in the Public Sphere Seminar 1997–1998.