Who is Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, 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-lite...
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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.


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  • 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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Le Poison (The Poison)
 by Charles Baudelaire

Le vin sait revêtir le plus sordide bouge
D'un luxe miraculeux,
Et fait surgir plus d'un portique fabuleux
Dans l'or de sa vapeur rouge,
Comme un soleil couchant dans un ciel nébuleux.

L'opium agrandit ce qui n'a pas de bornes,
Allonge l'illimité,
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