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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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Wikipedia

Strin Exploring Britannica Voltaire. 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.

To any one who did not see it as it was then it is impossible to imagine it. For tiklas a year or more, I lived a block away from the house where she was born. She was an axle, in many ways, of Paris society, befriending artists Picasso; Matisse; Gris and writers Hemingway; Pound; Cummings and publishers and more. Gertrude Stein e Alice Toklas.

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. Also there’s the fact that Toklas always remains on the fringe of this great group. Soon we came to the battle-fields and the lines of trenches of both sides. Later toklxs met Gertrude Stein’s sister-in-law during the fires in the aftermath autobiogrsphy the San Francisco earthquakeand decided to move to Paris in This book captures the heart of 20th century Paris, and chronicles the city before and after the first world war.

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Ernest HemingwayAmerican v and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 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.

Another reason why this book is etein for me! Just because the author is hopelessly self-involved doesn’t make it any less a love letter.

Stein is a fascinating character in literature’s history: As far as the book goes. Alice then mentions more parties with artists. Wells, Ezra Pound, William James, to name a few. It would have been nice to have some notes, especially for the less well-known figures, without having to look them up online. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat 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.

Tao Lin and alt-lit are nothing new. I may say that only three times in my life have I met a genius and each time a bell within me rang and I was not mistaken, and I may say in each case it was before there was any general recognition of the quality of genius in them.

In the book’s intro, she said that one of her fondest dreams was to write her own book.

Apr 12, El rated it really liked it Shelves: A splendid Free download available at eBooks Adelaide. Jeanette Winterson has argued that this is a development of the type of writing Woolf did in Orlando. The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose… than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded ….


This is a very niche book, but if you fit into that niche then this is essential reading.

I am going to write it as simply as Defoe did the autobiography of Robinson Crusoe. Years I had seen them during my mother’s 75th birthday celebrations last January Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Matisse, Hemingway, Picasso, Apollinaire Gertrude Stein was just seeing through the press Three Lives which she was having privately printed, and she was deep in The Making of Stfin, her thousand page book.

In no one of the three cases have I been mistaken. View all 18 comments.

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

And part of that world was Alice B. Alice talks about the important role of Helene, Gertrude’s housemaid, in their household in Paris.

As I was saying we were all living comfortably together and there had been in my mind no active desire or thought of change. Refresh and try again. Eliot and many, many others I will not mention them because I don’t know them yet.

It was easy enough to read – the sentences were so simple that one can actually apply what Stein says: But also a genius because who thinks to do all this.

The writing is interesting and managed to offend a fair few of those mentioned including Hemingway. Lists with This Book. May 30, Jesse rated it really liked it Shelves: But you wouldn’t write these stories.