Three Lives (Paperback)

Author: Stein, Gertrude

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Tells the stories of two German immigrants, a servant and a girl who dies in childbirth, and a young black woman, who has a tragic love affair. *Author: Stein, Gertrude *Series Title: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics *Publication Date: 1990/06/01 *Number of Pages: 262 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140181845
SKU 30015477
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140181849
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
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Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein was born into a well-to-do, peripatetic family who lived for five years in various parts of Europe before settling in Oakland, California when Gertrude was 6. She graduated from Radcliffe, where she had an undistinguished career but became fascinated with the study of psychology under William James, then went on to study neurology at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. She dropped out (with bad grades) after a couple of years and followed her brother Leo to Paris to become part of the literary avant-garde. Possessed of awesome self-confidence and a magnetic personality, she was a celebrated patron of the arts and an intimate friend of Picasso, Matisse, Apollinaire, Cocteau, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and many other artists and writers of the period. During World War II, she and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (whom Stein referred to as her wife) left Paris for a small French village near the Swiss border, and during the German occupation of France, they were under the protection of French collaborators with the Vichy government; they seemed not so much Nazi sympathizers as woefully na?ve and stupid about politics. Gertrude Stein traveled widely in America, lecturing and writing about the oddities of her native land. Because of its general obscurity and difficulty, her work is seldom read today, but she is revered as a fearless, eccentric, and highly original pioneer of experimentation in literature.
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First Line At night, I am home.
Editors Note In these three stories, Gertrude Stein put into practice certain theories about prose composition that paralleled the ideas expressed in the art of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.
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Number of Pages 0304
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