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.

  • 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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  • Lifeisamazinguk: gertrude stein here sending a rather rude rejection letter to what i can only assume was a writer who wouldn't take "no" for an answer...
  • Allonfire: writers inspirational quotes i write for myself and strangers. the strangers, dear readers, are an afterthought. - gertrude stein
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How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights'
 by Emily Dickinson


How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights-
When people have put out the Lights
And everything that has an Inn
Closes the shutter and goes in-

How pompous the Wind must feel Noons

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