In the s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein’s posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that. Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas had rented in the Rhone Valley, Stanzas in Meditation is one of Stein’s most abstract and. Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation, published previously in only a very limited edition, is a monumental and rather terrifying word machine. By contrast to the.

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Refresh and try again. Also you need to read biographical books including her autobiographies like The Autobiography of Alice B.

Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Stein shared her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, first with Leo and then with Alice. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Her writing, characterized by its use of words for their associations and sounds rather than their meanings, received considerable interest from other artists and writers, but did not find a wide audience.


Books by Gertrude Stein. Stein was smoking a “pipe” as she “meditated” these poems. Gloria Guthrie rated it really liked it Oct 11, Stanzas in Meditation Gertrude Stein- To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Stanzas in Meditation

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Debrah rated it it was amazing Feb 18, To Stein readers and admirers, however, this is one of her most important works, a poetic achievement central to her canon. Oct 23, Claudia Keelan rated it it was amazing.

ByStein’s support of cubist painters and her increasingly avant-garde writing caused a split with her brother Leo, who medihation to Florence. My favorite Stein, especially for the brilliant and little-read shorter pieces included at the back of the book, written between and In this book, Stein creates constant presences with the proliferation of pronouns, persons who come and go, sometimes sweetly, sometimes annoyingly, and always somehow in the relation to the “i” who is trying to let go of her self-importance.

If you like rap, read Stanzas out loud and you will get the first level of this book. Toklas had rented in the Rhone Valley, Stanzas in Meditation is one of Stein’s most abstract and complex works.


Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein

Deictic, pronouns show only relative relation. It is very odd. Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein.

It was to Hemingway that Stein coined the phrase “the lost generation” to describe the expatriate writers living abroad between the wars. Her life was marked by two primary relationships, the first with her brother Leo Stein, fromand the second with Alice B. Dec 19, Mark rated it it was amazing.

To read this book, you must read a lot of other Stein works first because she quotes herself. The gertrudw, written in a more direct and normative language, brought Stein international acclaim and resulted in the attention she received from on, while the former remained unavailable until its publication, after her death, in Meaningless rhymes and random thoughts.

I could rather be rather be here. During World War I, they volunteered together, driving supplies to hospitals in France. What a waste of time.