Documents the life of the American expatriate author through chronologies, quotations, and photographs.
Editor Renate Stendhal has selected 360 photographs - more than 100 of those seen here for the first time - of Gertrude Stein, her companion Alice B. Toklas, and the many familiar and famous faces who surrounded her. These photographs, artfully matched with text from Stein's work and from letters and memoirs of those who knew her, make up a distinctive new portrait of the Mother of Modernism in the expatriate circles of 1920s Paris.
Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874. As a child she lived in Vienna and Paris before returning to the United States to study at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins Medical School but left before taking her degree. In 1903 Stein moved to France where she lived with Alice B. Toklas.Her first novel, "Three Lives", was published in 1909. Its prose style is highly unconventional and virtually dispenses with standard punctuation. "Tender Buttons" (1914) was even more experimental and sold extremely poorly. Other work by Stein include her theory of writing, "Composition and Ex
Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Women's Memoir/Biography) 1994