Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

  1. Christopher MacGowan

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch10

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook

How to Cite

MacGowan, C. (2011) Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), in The Twentieth-Century American Fiction Handbook, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393675.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160230

Online ISBN: 9781444393675



  • Gertrude Stein (1874–1946);
  • Gertrude Stein, one of the most experimental - of American literary modernists;
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, a book - actually Stein's own autobiography, of her long-time companion and lover;
  • Three Lives (1909), based upon her experiences - while studying in Baltimore;
  • Stein, forcing attention upon word and syntax - at every stage of composition;
  • Tender Buttons, published in 1914 - continuing Stein's radical experiments, with language signaling the kind of prose poetry, characterizing her work in the mid-1920s;
  • The Making of Americans, not published until 1925 - appearance of extracts in the expatriate journal Transatlantic Review;
  • Gay and Feminist Studies, contributing - to perceptive readings of her texts;
  • cultural critics, and history of modernism - unable to ignore remarkable meeting place of persons and ideas, the salon at 27 rue de Fleurus Till here


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  • Bibliography