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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  • Toddleegoen: "every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. this joy you feel is life." ~gertrude stein
  • Pgourevitch: what is gertrude stein, chopped liver?
  • _gertrudestein_: [from the editor: gertrude stein's use of the word "gay" to mean lgbtq-identified is probably the 1st known example of such] [as such, the word has been much-maligned, even used sometimes as a slur] [10 people unfollowed after these excerpts posted] so [the struggle continues...]
  • Garbage: “a rose is a rose is a rose.” gertrude stein pic via tom johnsen
  • Rodjnaquin: spend debatably too much time thinking abt this poem of late // matisse by gertrude stein | poetry foundation
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The Truth'is stirless
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The Truth-is stirless-
Other force-may be presumed to move-
This-then-is best for confidence-
When oldest Cedars swerve-

And Oaks untwist their fists-

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