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  • Tender Buttonsby Gertrude Stein; Lisa Congdon

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented here in an exquisite small package, this... more...

  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklasby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 13.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time 'I always wanted to be historical,' Gertrude Stein once quipped. In 1932, Stein began writing the 'autobiography' of her longtime friend and companion, Alice B. Toklas. The book, an immediate bestseller, guaranteed them both a place in history. An account of their... more...

  • Tender Buttonsby Gertrude Stein

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 4.99

    Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms from 1914 is a poetic exploration of words - clustered, juxtaposed, redefined and played off one another - to subterfuge their common meanings, which Stein felt had become watered down, and to re-infuse them with expressive force. more...

  • Three Livesby Gertrude Stein

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99

    American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal for someone who was close friends with Picasso and many other important artists of the day. Although the collection Three Lives definitely... more...

  • 3 Livesby Gertrude Stein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.96

    Consists of three character studies of women; "The Good Anna"--a kind but domineering German servingwoman; "Melanctha"--an uneducated but sensitive black girl; "The Gentle Lena"--a pathetically feebleminded young German maid. From the Paperback edition. more...

  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklasby Gertrude Stein

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 14.09

    For Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ?it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning?. Picasso was there with ?his high whinnying spanish giggle?, as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it ? ?The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude... more...

  • Idaby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    This is the story of Ida, whose life consists mainly of resting, because she is always tired; of talking to herself; and of getting married, time after time. more...

  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Steinby Gertrude Stein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    "This collection, a retrospective exhibit of the work of a woman who created a unique place for herself in the world of letters, contains a sample of practically every period and every manner in Gertrude Stein's career. It includes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in its entirety; selected passages from The Making of Americans; "Melanctha"from... more...

  • Everybody's Autobiographyby Gertrude Stein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 1.95

    ?Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.? In 1933 Gertrude Stein?s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody?s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where... more...

  • Portraits and Prayersby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Portraits and Prayers is a collection of early essays and word portraits by the American writer Gertrude Stein. Her subjects often provide a description of what she observed in her Saturday salons. more...