Three Lives

Three Lives

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Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

First published in 1909, the great American version of Flaubert's Trois Contes recounts the lives of three plain and humble women, two working as household servants and the third, a Black woman, involved in an unhappy love affair. But to express these revelatory fictions in this manner is to miss everything, for Stein's language of the first decade of the 20th century is still as fresh today as if her characters had just created the American tongue. Poet Lyn Hejinian adds new perceptions about this work in her stunning introduction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892295330
Publisher: Green Integer Books
Publication date: 11/01/2003
Series: Green Integer Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American-Jewish writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France. While living in Paris, Gertrude began writing for publication. Her earliest writings were mainly retellings of her college experiences. Her first critically acclaimed publication was Three Lives. Sherwood Anderson in his public introduction to Stein's 1922 publication of Geography and Plays wrote: "For me the work of Gertrude Stein consists in a rebuilding, an entirely new recasting of life, in the city of words. Here is one artist who has been able to accept ridicule, who has even forgone the privilege of writing the great American novel, uplifting our English speaking stage, and wearing the bays of the great poets to go live among the little housekeeping words, the swaggering bullying street-corner words, the honest working, money saving words and all the other forgotten and neglected citizens of the sacred and half forgotten city.

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