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Born on this day in 1887 writer and librettist Gertrude Stein.
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Gertrude Stein, Alice B Toklas and Harriet Lane Levy

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Harriet Lane Levy (1867–1950) was born in San Francisco in 1867 and lived at 920 O'Farrell Street until her mid 30s. Like Gertrude Stein, Alice B Toklas and Stein’s cousins Claribel Cone and Etta Cone, Levy came from a middle-class ...

The problem of Gertrude Stein

Academics / Literature : Maud Newton

“American writers alive today are expected to work as if Gertrude Stein never existed. Gertrude Stein, in her time, had that same problem.” (Via. See also.)

The Contemporary Jewish Museum Presents Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories

Arts : Artdaily

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), one of the most influential Americans of the 20th century, is perhaps most famous as a modern writer and the creator of such oft-repeated phrases as ?A rose is a rose is a rose is a ro...

Luca Frei's second institutional exhibition in Switzerland on view at Kunsthaus Glarus

Arts : Artdaily

The somewhat bemusing yet poetic title of the solo exhibition by Swiss artist Luca Frei (born 1976 in Lugano, lives in Malmö) is based on an excerpt from Gertrude Stein?s novel Mrs. Reynolds. In the book, Gertrude Stein grapples wit...

National Portrait Gallery presents "Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories"

Arts : Artdaily

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Gertrude Stein (1874?1946) is famous as a modern writer and the creator of such memorable phrases as ?rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.? But Stein?s reach went far beyond literature to include collaborations in b...

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