Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein in 1935
Stein in 1935

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an avant-garde American writer most well known for her influence on writers and artists in Paris during the 1920s. Her most famous work is The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.1

Works

  • Three Lives (1909)
  • Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia (1912)
  • White Wines (1913)
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (1914)
  • An Exercise in Analysis (1917)
  • A Circular Play (1920)
  • Geography and Plays (1922)
  • The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress (1925)
  • Composition as Explanation (1926)
  • Useful Knowledge (1928)
  • An Acquaintance with Description (1929)
  • Lucy Church Amiably (1930)
  • How to Write (1931)
  • Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)
  • They must. Be Wedded. To Their Wife (1931)
  • Operas and Plays (1932)
  • Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein (1933)
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)
  • Blood on the Dining Room Floor (1933)
  • Portraits and Prayers (1934)
  • Lectures in America (1935)
  • The Geographical History of America or, The Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind (1936)
  • Everybody’s Autobiography (1937)
  • Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (1938)
  • The World…Is Round (1939)
  • Paris, France (1940)
  • What Are Masterpieces (1940)
  • Ida, A Novel (1941)
  • Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (1943)
  • Wars I Have Seen (1945)
  • Reflections on the Atom Bomb (1946)
  • In Savoy; or, Yes Is for a Very Young Man: A Play of the Resistance in France (1946)
  • Brewsie and Willie (1946)
  • Gertrude Stein on Picasso (1946)
  • The Gertrude Stein First Reader & Three Plays (1947)
  • Four in America (1947)
  • Mrs. Reynolds (1947)
  • Last Operas and Plays (1949)
  • The Things as They Are (1950)
  • Patriarchal Poetry (1953)
  • Alphabets and Birthdays (1957)
  • Fernhurst, Q.E.D. and Other Early Writings (1971)
  • Really Reading Gertrude Stein: A Selected Anthology (1989)
  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein (1990)
  • Writings 1903–1932 (1998)
  • Writings 1932–1946 (1998)

Librettos

  • Four Saints in Three Acts (1934)
  • Capital, Capitals; For Four Men and a Piano (1947)
  • The Mother of Us All (1947)
  • Preciosilla; For Voice and Piano (1948)

Letters

  • Dear Sammy: Letters from Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (1977)
  • The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913–1946 (1986)
  • Mirrors of the Friendship: The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder (1996)
  • A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends: The Correspondence between Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934 (1996)

See also

External Links

References

1. “Gertrude Stein.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed July 31, 2020.

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