Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress

Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress

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Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress by Gertrude Stein

"Essential for all literature collections . . . Several of Stein's titles returned to print in 1995, but none more important than The Making of Americans."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564780881
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 926
Sales rank: 605,008
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.04(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

William Gaddis (1922-98) stands among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. The winner of two National Book Awards (for "J R" [1976] and "A Frolic of His Own" [1995]), he wrote five novels during his lifetime, including "Carpenter's Gothic "(1985), "Agap? Agape" (published posthumously in 2002), and his early masterpiece "The Recognitions" (1955). He is loved and admired for his stylistic innovations, his unforgettable characters, his pervasive humor, and the breadth of his intellect and vision.

Steven Meyer is Associate Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis.

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