Who is Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the Allegheny West neighborhood and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse, would meet.In 1933, Stein published a quasi-memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner. The book became a literary bestseller and vaulted Stein from the relative obscurity of the cult-literature scen...
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Gertrude Stein Poems

  • 21
    I love my love with a v
    Because it is like that
    I love my love with a b
    Because I am beside that ...
  • The House Was Just Twinkling In The Moon Light
    The house was just twinkling in the moon light,
    And inside it twinkling with delight,
    Is my baby bright.
    Twinkling with delight in the house twinkling ...
  • Susie Asado
    Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea.
    Susie Asado.
    Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea.
    Susie Asado. ...
  • A Frightful Release
    A BAG which was left and not only taken but turned away was not found. The place was shown to be very like the last time. A piece was not exchanged, not a bit of it, a piece was left over. The rest was mismanaged.

  • America
    Once in English they said America. Was it English to them.
    Once they said Belgian.
    We like a fog.
    Do you for weather. ...
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Place 8 Time 8 White 7 Blue 7 Tender 7 Yellow 6 Chance 6 Green 6 Color 6 Red 6

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Alablab88: the nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not. -gertrude stein makensayatayu saralphgail
Thesubstitute14: at one point in my life i was reading 2 novels and 2 plays a week and could write a 6-page essay about othello or gertrude stein in a couple hours with 0 prep. now a bottle of mustard needs me to listen to songs and write a quick paragraph and i'm struggling lol.
Smichflowers: silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone. -gertrude stein 6wr1z
Poetscopesbot: gertrude stein says thursday will be unintimidated unthinking and unflappable for virgo
Logicties: why did i not learn about this masculine heroic feat in school, but learned about ernest hemingway's "sick own" about gertrude stein?
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Charles Baudelaire Poem
Le Masque (The Mask)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Statue allégorique dans le goà»t de la Renaissance

Contemplons ce trésor de grâces florentines;
Dans l'ondulation de ce corps musculeux
L'Elégance et la Force abondent, soeurs divines.
Cette femme, morceau vraiment miraculeux,
Divinement robuste, adorablement mince,
Est faite pour trà´ner sur des lits somptueux

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