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 actually learned more about her from this book than I learned about Alice B. I myself have had no liking for violence and have always gertgude the pleasures of needlework and gardening. They subsequently all become friends. We were used to ruined houses and even ruined towns but this was different.

I was impressed by the coral brooch she wore and by her voice.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

But it never ttoklas to pay the most enduring tribute to the hostess of the show – Gertrude Stein herself, as seen through the eyes of her lifelong companion, Alice B. Or something like two commas in the entire book? Published March 17th by Vintage first published Mar 17, Pages. Eliot after he finds one of her writings inappropriate.

Nov 01, Pages Buy. Whilst it’s obviously interesting as a development, unforunately I’ve always found it ugly, and if I’d been around autobiogrphy the time I would have been a right middlebrow stick-in-the-mud, preferring Art Deco and Nouveau to sideways blue and yellow cyclopes etc. She discusses Picasso and his mistress Fernande.

Hold your forefinger and thumb approximately an inch apart. Toklas – Gertrude Stein.

I should’ve known I’d been had when the volume didn’t break my wrist while lifting, but such is inexperience. Sono anni ricchi di bellezza, di incredibili scrittori e pittori. Hemingway this, Steinbeck that. But you wouldn’t write these stories. He was charming and Gertrude Stein liked him very much. It was not terrifying it was strange. In no one of the three cases have I been mistaken. This woman seriously compared herself to Shakespeare at some point.


She says it is a good thing to have no sense of how it is done in the things that amuse you. I thought of buying it but when I leafed through the pages, I saw that it had nothing except French food recipes with exotic ingredients that obviously will not be available in a third-world country like the Philippines.

Toklas by Gertrude Stein. It is also an account of those many famous and not so famous writers 3.

From a more zlice stance, it could be interpreted as quite controlling I wonder if the reason you don’t see this mooted is because both partners were women and readers are less likely to [want to] see it that way.

Jan 26, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: At one point she mentions one as being particularly good, but there is nothing to it. Here at goodreads we are all very fond of discussing authors. 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 othersbut still covered a lot of similar territory.

Gertrude Stein preferred some other guy, some St. GS and ABT, however, never adopted a child. Oct 30, moneypenny rated it did not gertrudf it.

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Also I found that it gets easier to read the more you read it. She was an important figure within American literature–especially once you consider how many writers she mentored and introduced to Parisian society i.

View all 4 comments. Harcourt, Brace and Company. The ego of Gertrude Stein was too hard to swallow, particularly combined with the absolutely atrocious writing. Recommended for Paris lovers and bibliophiles alike – a rare treat! I studied and practised assiduously but shortly then it seemed futile, my mother had died and there was no unconquerable sadness, but there was no real interest that led me on. Feb 27, Cheryl rated it autoboography it Shelves: The idea of her writing and describing herself as one using Toklas just sounds presumptuous to me.


There are a great many things to tell of what was happening then and what had happened before, which led up to then, but now I must describe what I saw when I came. It’s an odd sort of memoir, tollas along across the surface of Stein’s and Toklas’s life together and almost never delving into any sort of interiority or emotional depth, but tje full of clever lines and sharp little grtrude of all the writers and artists that they knew in Paris before and after WWI, and if you read between tlklas lines even a little, there’s this great, subtle sense of the long intimacy between Stein and Toklas.

The same things are mentioned over and over but the thinking isn’t linear so you end up saying “wait, didn’t that person die 20 pages ago? As I was saying we were all living comfortably together and there had been in my mind no active desire or thought of change.

Alice goes to bed early. From then on for about six years I was well occupied. You autobuography see it here: I will surely read Stein’s other works and see for myself if she is really a genius. Perhaps at that time I did not feel that I was justified in preserving it, at any rate it no longer exists. He preferred English Daises above all other flowers. It is a context of someone talking about people they know, so there isn’t much in the way of biographical background.