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  Gertrude Stein Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
American writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was a powerful literary force in the period around World War I. Although the ultimate value of her writing was a matter of debate, in its time it profoundly affected the work of a generation of American writers.
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1874, the youngest of five children of affluent German-Jewish-American parents.
Stein's reactions to World War II were recorded in Paris, France (1940) and Wars I Have Seen (1945), and her interest in the soldiers was reflected in the idiomatic conversations of Brewsie and Willie (1946), which was published a week before her death, on July 27, 1946, in Neuilly.
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 Gertrude Stein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France.
Gertrude Stein was born and lived in Allegheny, Pennsylvania to a family of well-educated German-Jewish immigrants.
Stein predominantly used the present tense, "ing", creating a continuous present in her work, which Grahn argues is a consequence of the previous principles, especially commonality and centeredness.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gertrude_Stein   (1979 words)

 American Literature Web Resources: Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein was the youngest of seven children born to Daniel and Amelia Stein on February 6, 1874.
Gertrude Stein was considered an eccentric writer who impacted the 20th century culture through her writings, strong personality, and support of the arts.
Stein’s take on herself was: “Einstein was the creative philosophic mind of the century, and I have been the creative literary mind of the century.” She was a woman who wrote and lived her life to the fullest.
www.millikin.edu /aci/crow/chronology/steinbio.html   (845 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874, to wealthy German-Jewish immigrants.
Stein was a passionate advocate for the "new" in art, and her literary friendships grew to include writers as diverse as William Carlos Williams, Djuana Barnes, Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway.
Gertrude Stein died at the American Hospital at Neuilly on July 27, 1946, of inoperable cancer.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/315   (349 words)

 Notes on Gertrude Stein by Louise Bialik
Stein was disturbed by her fame but did enjoy a new fur coat and an automobile, and said, 'it is funny about money and about identity,' when the outside world is placing a value on the inside world, she hinted, the outside gets inside of You.
From Gertrude Stein's petite manifesto, "Portrait of Prince B.D." (1922), space and spatial relations are explored to express knowledge on how to paint a picture, or rather, write an honest work that is precise and exact in its interpretations of the physical world.
Stein's circulatory style of writing stimulates the experience of getting to the point in a round about fashion while being highly charged, excited and driving swiftly to a destination that may seem to be a long ways away and thus creating a special internal inertia.
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 Gertrude Stein Biography
Gertrude Stein was born Feb. 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania to Daniel and Amelia Stein, spent her infancy in Vienna and Paris, then later grew up in Oakland, California.
According to her memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Stein was the first ever to purchase a Matisse painting, when the painter was poor and his family in dire straits, and she was among the first to appreciate the then-unknown painter Pablo Picasso.
Stein entertained and was close friends with many major 20th century figures in painting, poetry, and fiction, and while her own work remained obscure, her opinion was respected.
www.angelhaunt.net /gertrude_stein/bio.html   (693 words)

 Gertrude Stein
Stein, a brilliant conversationalist, became a legend with her Roman senator haircut and verbal facility.
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, of educated German-Jewish immigrants.
Stein also tried to connect theories of Cubism to literature, as in the essay COMPOSITION AS EXPLANATION (1926), which was based on her lectures at Cambridge and Oxford.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /gstein.htm   (1425 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gertrude Stein Reads: Books: Gertrude Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Stein's avant-garde approachto writing ignored the traditional confinements of grammar and structureand focused instead on sound, rhythm and texture, and the results were asrevolutionary and mesmerizingly brilliant as the post-impressionist paintingsof her friends Picasso and Matisse.
Gertrude Stein also helpedlaunch the careers of other artistic giants and influenced and entertainedthe likes of Hemingway, Pound and Fitzgerald in her famous Paris salon.Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1946.
Gertrude Stein also helped launch the careers of other artistic giants and influenced and entertained the likes ofHemingway, Pound and Fitzgerald in her famous Paris salon.
www.amazon.ca /Gertrude-Stein-Reads/dp/0694517615   (883 words)

 Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein achieved fame for her (often) difficult, (frequently) inaccessible prose and her celebrated circle of friends--a group that included Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
This site's mission is to make room for new perspectives on Gertrude Stein, make accessible new materials on the life and work of Gertrude Stein, make permeable the boundaries between academic and popular cultural views, make a contribution to the worldwide appreciation of Gertrude Stein and to foster the study and performance of her work.
Gertrude Stein, the well known lesbian writer and intellectual, was a medical student at Johns Hopkins near the turn of the century, and the Gertrude Stein Society seeks to maintain her legacy of active gay, lesbian, and bisexual presence and involvement in the affairs of JHMI today...
www.queertheory.com /histories/s/stein_gertrude.htm   (770 words)

 Intimate Circles | Stein and Toklas
By that time, Stein had been living in Paris with her brother, artist Leo Stein, for four years and their flat at 27 rue de Fleurus had become home to a remarkable collection of modern art, as well as a lively salon.
Although Stein was a formidable figure among the Paris modernists and highly regarded among the writers who visited her, most critics and audiences found her work too dense and difficult.
She was Stein’s editor and sounding board, and she was active in creating and running The Plain Edition, a small press the two opened in the 1930s to print Stein’s work.
beinecke.library.yale.edu /awia/gallery/stein.html   (350 words)

 Gertrude Stein
Stein said she had learned from Paul Cezanne that everything in a painting was related to everything else and that each pan of the painting was of equal importance--a blade of grass as important to the composition of the painting as a tree.
Stein also credits Cezanne with discovering this concern, "a feeling of movement inside the painting not a painting of a thing moving but the thing painted having inside it the existence of moving." She seemed to understand Cezanne's achievement in terms of William James's model of consciousness as an ever-flowing stream of thought.
Stein's subject is almost always really two things at once: whatever attracted her attention--caught her eye, entered her ear, or crossed her mind--and the mobile nature of reality, particularly as it is perceived by human conscioushess.
www.english.uiowa.edu /faculty/landon/brooks/stein.html   (2202 words)

 Fiction: Gertrude Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
After posing for a portrait by Pablo Picasso, Stein abandoned realistic narrative to develop her own prose style further, attempting to use words to create the cubist effects of avant-garde painters such as Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Georges Braque, whose canvases she and her companion Alice B. Toklas had begun to collect.
Stein produced nearly six hundred works, but most of them remained unpublished until after her death, with the notable exception of her best-selling memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933).
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/fiction/stein.htm   (361 words)

 CONTEXT: William Carlos Williams on The Work of Gertrude Stein
Stein simply erases their stories, turns them off and does without them, their logic (founded merely on the limits of the perceptions) which is supposed to transcend the words, along with them.
There remains to be explained the bewildering volume of what Miss Stein has written, the quantity of her work, its very apparent repetitiousness, its iteration, what I prefer to call its extension, the final clue to her meaning.
But for Stein to tell a story of that sort, even with the utmost genius, was not enough under the conditions in which we live, since by the very nature of its composition such a story does violence to the larger scene which would be portrayed.
www.centerforbookculture.org /context/no6/williams.html   (2209 words)

 Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein was a literary genius not just the at the center of the art and literary world in Paris.
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874, but her affluent parents moved the family to Vienna and later Paris before finally settling in Oakland, California.
However, Gertrude and Leo’s relationship began to fall apart because he had been a "domineering and pestering brother who had made her feel stupid and insignificant" (Benstock 162-163).
www.bsu.edu /web/gstrecker/PoetryProject/gertrudestein.htm   (647 words)

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Stein spent her infancy in Vienna and Paris and her girlhood in Oakland, Calif.
Stein and her brother were among the first collectors of works by the Cubists and other experimental painters of the period, such as Pablo Picasso (who painted her portrait), Henri Matisse, and Georges Braque, several of whom became her friends.
Stein became a legend in Paris, especially after surviving the German occupation of France and befriending the many young American servicemen who visited her.
www.english.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/stein-bio.html   (468 words)

 GERTRUDE STEIN: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
It was Gertrude Stein and authors of similar ilk, unbeknownst to those that followed as well as even their own selves perhaps, that laid the groundwork and created the atmosphere that allowed writers and thinkers of a later era to have a fertile soil to sow their efforts.
Gertrude Stein's famous line "Rose is a rose is a rose" first appeared in Sacred Emily (1913), a poem included in Geography and Plays.
Toklas and writer Gertrude ("A rose is a rose is a rose") Stein were a loving pair who hosted a literary salon in Paris for four decades.
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 Untitled Document
Stein, the youngest of five children, was living in Oakland, California, when her mother died in 1888, Three years later, her father’s death left the children orphans, but her father’s fortune, managed by her oldest brother, guaranteed her leisure for the next forty years.
When Stein left Oakland to live with relatives in Baltimore, she was a young woman who was already cultivating the mind of a writer.
Gertrude Stein recalls a composition of hers being chosen by her teacher at Franklin School to be posted on the wall, and this may have been the germ of her sense of herself as a writer.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/stein.html   (1248 words)

 Personal Information for Gertrude Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Stein was to remain in Paris (and at a house in the south of France) for the rest of her life, almost all of it with her lover Alice B. Toklas.
Stein and Toklas cultivated a notable circle of friends-Stein would call them the Lost Generation-that included modern writers, artists, and intellectuals, many of them fellow American expatriates (Ernest Hemingway was the most renowned).
Though Stein and Toklas were both Jewish, they remained in France during World War II and survived the war quietly in the south of France; Stein died not long after, of stomach cancer, having established herself as one of the most important voices in twentieth century literature.
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 Wikinfo | Gertrude Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 - July 29, 1946) was an American writer, poet, feminist, playwright, and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her adult life in France.
Politically, Gertrude Stein was deeply conservative; she regarded the jobless as lazy, opposed Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal and supported Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
Referred to only as "Americans" by their neighbors, the Jewish Gertrude and Alice escaped persecution probably because of their friendship to Bernard Faÿ, a gay collaborator with the Vichy regime with connections to the Gestapo.
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 U B U W E B :: Gertrude Stein
Written December 1928 in Paris, in appreciation of Bérard's portrait of Stein that was to become the frontispiece of the first 100 signed copies of DIX PORTRAITS.
In the Autobiography Stein says that she delighted that summer in the waves on the shore at Antibes, where the portrait was written, as was Geography.
The original line "Very Stein is my valentine very Stein and very fine" becomes in print "Very mine is my valentine very mine and very fine." Stein and Toklas are each other's valentines, two lovers who are one, idem the same.
www.ubu.com /sound/stein.html   (1032 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Stein, Gertrude
Stein, who later delighted in teasing officials with the difficult spelling of her birthplace, was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1874, the youngest child of a prosperous family of German-Jewish descent.
During her childhood, Stein's family resided temporarily in Europe and later moved to Oakland, California, where she was educated both privately and in public school.
While in Baltimore, Stein became involved in a group of college women led by Mabel Haynes and Grace Lounsbury, who were, unlike Stein, experts at disguising the reality of lesbian passion behind the respectable cover of female romantic friendship.
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 Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Her two enduring concerns are to portray the experience of woman and to explore what it means to present the fact or act of perception--which can be described as how we organize what we see.
How Gertrude Stein organizes what she sees and how she presents "seeing": this is probably enough metaphysics for a beginning.
"Gertrude Stein: The Complex Force of Her Femininity." In Women, the Arts, and the 1920s in Paris and New York, edited by Kenneth W. Wheeler and Virginia Lee Lussier, 27-35.
college.hmco.com /english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/stein.html   (1478 words)

 Gertrude Stein--April 1996 Endeavors
Gertrude's lover, Alice Toklas, serves cookies she has made and tea in white cups at the gatherings, for which no invitation is required.
Gertrude's present-day fame has resulted partly from her being seen as flamboyant and eccentric-the expatriate, lesbian, difficult-to-understand modernist writer, the woman whose walls were covered with the paintings of Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, and Renoir.
The youngest child in her family, Gertrude was accustomed to being the center of attention, and the sexist, unsupportive medical school environment did not bring out her best.
research.unc.edu /endeavors/end496/stein.htm   (1396 words)

 Gertrude Stein Links
Realize this is not what Stein's writing career was all about but it gives the reader a flavor of the antics she enjoyed in living.
In the case of Gertrude Stein Invents A Jump Early On, an opera about the life and work of an American literary radical who remains more a notorious figure from our cultural history than a revered author, this question is an ongoing research project as new works appear in public limelight.
Her book Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of "Genius" connects the dots with the sources that drove Stein for recogniztion.
members.tripod.com /alenier/stein_links.htm   (1136 words)

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