USEFUL KNOWLEDGE-PB / Edition 1

USEFUL KNOWLEDGE-PB / Edition 1

by Gertrude Stein, Edward Burns
     
 

ISBN-10: 1581770766

ISBN-13: 9781581770766

Pub. Date: 09/15/2001

Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.

Useful Knowledge is pleasant and therefore it is very much to be enjoyed, writes Gertrude Stein in her Advertisement for this Book-an apt characterization of the experience of reading it sixty years after its disappearance from print. Despite her long expatriation, she always remained in her words, firmly born in Allegheny Pennsylvania. Indeed- physical detachment

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Useful Knowledge is pleasant and therefore it is very much to be enjoyed, writes Gertrude Stein in her Advertisement for this Book-an apt characterization of the experience of reading it sixty years after its disappearance from print. Despite her long expatriation, she always remained in her words, firmly born in Allegheny Pennsylvania. Indeed- physical detachment from her homeland seems only to have deepened her love for the country, a passion very nearly erotic, that blossomed in this private remembrance that is both tender and humorous. War, Woodrow Wilson, Chicago, Sherwood Anderson-such is the range of her intimate concerns. As for the significant questions to which her writings respond: Wherein Iowa differs from Kansas and Indiana and Wherein the South differs from the North, useful knowledge indeed, when the thought is opened along with the word in these extraordinary prose inventions. Keith Waldrop's introduction furnishes new insight into the process and development of Stein's infamous style as always more intricately evolving than is recognized. And Edward Burns provides useful knowledge about Useful Knowledge, the kind of information about Stein's text that we rarely find when we most want it

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581770766
Publisher:
Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionxix
Introducing1
1Farragut or A Husband's Recompense5
2Wherein the South Differs from the North19
3Wherein Iowa Differs from Kansas and Indiana38
4The Difference Between the Inhabitants of France and the Inhabitants of the United States43
5Near East or Chicago51
6Among Negroes60
7Business in Baltimore63
8Scenes from the Door78
9Patriotic Leading81
10Are There Six83
11Three Leagues84
12Allen Tanner86
13Emily Chadbourne88
14Idem the Same: A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson90
15Van or Twenty Years After. A Second Portrait of Carl Van Vechten95
16Emmet Addis the Doughboy; A Pastoral97
17Woodrow Wilson104
18Or More (or War)115
19An Instant Answer or A Hundred Prominent Men144
20American Biography and Why Waste It162
21Lend a Hand or Four Religions170

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