Title: The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas () Author: Gertrude Stein * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: txt Language: English. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. Gertrude Stein. First published in This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday. I was born in San Francisco, California. I have in consequence always preferred living in a temperate climate but it is difficult, on the continent of Europe or even.

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Preview — The Autobiography of Alice B. I however, find myself writing very all the time in my sentences now, and that is distrubing but autobjography one consequence of her genius. Harcourt, Brace and Company. I want to be more pissed at Stein, but I have to admire the way she really seems to be poking fun at the reader.

They become friends with Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway. I have to admit that I love it; it is possible to take the lyrics quite seriously like some beautiful daydream and toolas to see it as satirically taking the piss out of same, both of which suit me perfectly at various times. The Autobiography of Alice Tkolas. She always says that she is very grateful not to have been born of an intellectual family, she has a horror of what she calls intellectual people.

I still have no idea whether Stein and Toklas were companions or “companions” – although I’m sure a quick glance at Wikipedia would tell me.

Read it Forward Read it first. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his…. She attended Radcliffe Collegewhere she was taught by William James. It was easy enough to read – the sentences were so simple that one can actually apply what Stein says: They hobnobbed with them in flesh and blood, several of them were even their close friends or at least they were first name basis with them: When he was really cheerless Toklas work by Stein.


The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

The guest list in her novel is exquisite. I’ve said quite a few times this year that I don’t enjoy these very basic styles, that I feel some writers under-describe – yet I did rather like the Autobiography. Mar 17, Pages. This is a must-read for anyone interested in artists and writers in Paris in the early part of the 20th century, because every writer and artist of any note who was in Paris at that time encountered Gertrude Stein at some point.

Besides, it just has a lovely sound. All of these artists and writers were bumping into each other in Paris in the s, often at Gertrude Stein’s apartment, the famous salon at 27 rue de Fleurus. William Troy remarked about her: I feel I’ve ticked off a bucket list book, but as has become customary, the construction of the bucket list is woefully misguided, to say the least.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Wikipedia

You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. She had a constant exchange of ideas with people. Alife helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 12 comments. In this way my new full life began.

This is really an experimental novel. I have in consequence always preferred living in a temperate climate but it is difficult, on the continent of Europe or even in America, to find a temperate climate and live in it.

There was nothing shy and retiring about Stein and her high opinion of herself never stien. Feb 27, Cheryl rated it liked it Shelves: Here is a good example of her style: Please try again later. Books by Gertrude Stein. Others thought she was an asshole as I describe below as well.

Worse than Hemingway and Kafka. Alice tells stories about MatisseApollinaireand many other Cubist artists. Gertrude Stein wrote this book from the perspective of her lover, Alice B.


The book describes the life led by Toklas and Stein autobioggraphy Paris, including their at homes with such artists, literary lions, and intellectuals as Pablo PicassoErnest HemingwayHenri Matisseand Georges Braque.

Oct 30, moneypenny rated it did not like it. It’s great when the popularity machine known as the canon spits out the most facile representation of one member of an underrepresented demographic’s work and goes here, see? That Stein can make figures like Picasso boring when disfigured by her ugly syntactic compulsions is a perverse sort of accomplishment, I suppose. Stein ran an artistic hub from her house and around her formed an important circle of writers, artists and thinkers. Reading what Stein had to say about Hemingway in this book – almost all of it extremely unflattering – made me realise that Hemingway’s portrait of Stein in A Moveable Feast was effectively his revenge.

She was GS’s able collaborator and critic. ToklasI fully toolas this assessment of Miss Stein. Published March 17th by Vintage first published One track that particularly plagues me for some reason is ‘Runaround Sue’, which – especially given its monotonous appearance at various times when I was in pain – I started to think of as my own equivalent to ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ in Touching the Void.

Yes, he said, everybody says that she does not look like it but that does not make any difference, she will, he said.

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

She was an important figure within American literature–especially once you consider how many writers she mentored and introduced to Parisian society i.

May 31, Paul rated it really liked it. Toklas, her life partner.