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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Except for the question marks; too many sentences needed autobiogaphy be read twice for lack of those. Or maybe you want to hear more about Picasso and Matisse and Hemingway, which were my favorite parts of the book. I have in consequence always preferred gerfrude 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.

The title of this memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B.

My father came of polish patriotic stock. This is unlikely to be enjoyed by anyone not interested in the writers and artists with whom Stein was acquainted and in that particular period in the history of Paris.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

And most importantly, the book is quite funny. So I want to respect your opinion if you found it difficult to read, but also maybe consider that this very unique writing style has value of it’s own? I forewent the chance of having a memento from a fascinating literary non-fiction character.


Parigi e Rue autobioyraphy Fleurus 27 sono il salotto letterario ad accogliere i grandi del con cui si intavolano discussioni, risate e battibecchi. You might be tempted to dismiss this book out-of-hand, either because of Gertrude Stein’s reputation for unreadable austerity or because it’s basically a bunch of bohemians yes, they’re famous bohemians, but the point stands running around Paris and London, but I’m here to tell you it’s well worth your time.

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This is a very niche book, but if you fit into that niche then this is essential reading. She had a constant exchange of ideas with people. And like non-fiction on some subjects, I found it unemotional gertryde a relaxing way not a failing-to-say-something-about-these-characters way.

There is no analysis; it is really a description of domestic manners; dinner parties, buying paintings, moving around France, meeting people etc.

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.

She was GS’s able collaborator and critic.

Thank you for your feedback. She was there for some of it, and she saw everybody who was important, but then the door slams shut in her face at the end and we realize that she doesn’t really know anything at all, and won’t ever know.

Jul 12, Aubrey rated it liked it Shelves: I had seen them during my mother’s 75th birthday celebrations last January Inspired by Your Browsing History. In this way my new full life began. And yet this novel does draw you in.

Yet when I saw Stein’s character in the movie Midnight in Parisand I read Hemingway’s A Geertrude FeastI knew it was time to read the work of one of the few women writers of her time and place.


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Stein’s been very influential, but her reputation has been anything but, and I’m not amused by the cavalier-butt-of-a-joke tone that surrounds her in the words of academics and armchair critics alike. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Remember, this is Stein writing as though from Alice’s perspective, right, so the comment about being forgetful is really Stein calling Alice forgetful.

And if you’re wondering who the hell Alice B. At least, I didn’t find it so. May 30, Jesse rated it really liked it Shelves: She discusses Picasso and his mistress Fernande.


The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

I imagine the number of people who read this and went on to get the full story beyond is minute, as who wants to know how the fairy tale ended? I had from him a delightful letter on the subject and then, when I felt my inadequacy, rather blushed for myself and did not keep the letter. Thanks for telling tooklas about the problem. After the war Gertrude has an argument with T.