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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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I got the impression that she or Toklas, or both, or whatever, I give up wanted to do something good for the cause, but it was mentioned only briefly, and then the topic shifted away from that, returning to more good ol’ days with more buddies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lists with This Book. Help us improve this article! Toklas work by Stein.

She was friends with anyone who was anyone in the artistic and literary circles of early 20th century Paris. In “The Autobiography of Alice B. It’s a thoroughly delightful portal through which to slip into ‘s Paris.

Towards the end though, there were too many characters to keep up with and too many mini story lines. It is incredibly pretentious and presumptious, but a love letter nonetheless. Ostensibly Toklas’ autobiography, it is in reality Stein’s memoir written as if Stein were Toklas.


The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

The book describes the life led by Toklas and Stein in Paris, including their at homes with such artists, literary lions, and intellectuals as Pablo PicassoErnest HemingwayHenri Matisseand Georges Braque.

It is also an account of those many famous and not so famous writers and artists who passed through their home: I have never been tertrude interested in reading more by Stein.

Alice tells stories about MatisseApollinaireand many other Cubist artists. Trivia About The Autobiography Harcourt, Brace and Company. For about a year or more, I lived a block away from the house where she was born.

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, by Gertrude Stein

She was an axle, in many ways, of Paris gertrufe, befriending artists Picasso; Matisse; Gris and writers Hemingway; Pound; Cummings and publishers and more. And it belonged to no country. Stein was much more interested in the visual artists of the period than I think Hemingway was or at least she wrote about it more than he did, being such good friends with some guy called Picasso and others o, but still covered a lot of similar territory.

I had some intellectual adventures at this period but very quiet ones.

It was easy enough to read – the sentences were so simple that one can actually apply what Stein says: What a project, to adopt someone else’s voice like that! I say that in a joking way. And part of alcie world was Alice B.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Wikipedia

And that’s my main problem with this book; Stein isn’t the epoch-making writer that she believes herself to be. This just reminds me of Augusten Burrough’s Running with Scissors that is written nicely like a autobiography but he included alcie in-your-face homosexual acts that are so distasteful I almost threw the book against the wall. Although don’t go into this book expecting tiklas along the lines of Hemingway’s A Moveable Feastthis majorly focuses on the artists of Paris, not the writers.


By considering herself without question to be worthy of the same respect as any man doing the same work, autobiohraphy by being a forceful and single-minded individual generallynot feeling that respect was something she had to fight for because of being a woman, “just getting on with it and not wasting time on all those meetings” as I remember hearing a relative put it re.

It is also very formally written; Stein is always referred to as Gertrude Stein, never as Gertrude. Refresh and try again. They were best friends and through her you’re able to view his lifestyle. Toklasis satire. What was good about it? Your partner, a writer, urges you to egrtrude an autobiography.