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Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1874. At Radcliffe College she studied under William James, who remained her lifelong friend, and then went to Johns Hopkins to study medicine. Abandoning her studies, she moved to Paris with her brother Leo in 1903. At 27 rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein lived with Alice B. Toklas, who would remain her companion for 40 years. Not only was she an innovator in literature and a supporter of modern poetry and art, she was the friend and mentor of those who visited her at her now-famous home: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean... Read More

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3 Lives
Written by Gertrude Stein
Vintage | Paperback | May 1958
$7.96/10.50(Canada) | 978-0-394-70153-0 (0-394-70153-4)

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. Read more






The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Written by Gertrude Stein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1990
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72463-6 (0-679-72463-X)

Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written. Read more






Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein
Written by Gertrude Stein
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1990
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72464-3 (0-679-72464-8)

"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... Read more






Three Lives
Written by Gertrude Stein, Introduction by Ann Charters
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 1990
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-018184-5 (0-14-018184-9)

Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic... Read more





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