Three Lives

ISBN-10: 0140181849
ISBN-13: 9780140181845
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Description: Clear, carefully crafted stories of 3 women, whose relatively ordinary lives and minds Stein invests with extraordinary interest. Excellent entree to author's later work.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Clear, carefully crafted stories of 3 women, whose relatively ordinary lives and minds Stein invests with extraordinary interest. Excellent entree to author's later work.

Famous writer Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, PA and was educated at Radcliffe College and Johns Hopkins medical school. Stein wrote Three Lives, The Making of Americans, and Tender Buttons, all of which were considered difficult for the average reader. She is most famous for her opera Four Saints in Three Acts and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was actually an autobiography of Stein herself. With her companion Alice B. Toklas, Stein received the French government's Medaille de la Reconnaissance Francaise for theory work with the American fund for French Wounded in World War I. Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-ser-Seine, France on July 27, 1946.

About the Series
About This Volume
Illustrations
Three Lives: The Complete Text
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background
Chronology of Stein's Life and Times
A Note on the Text
Three Lives [Grafton Press edition, 1909, written 1906]
Three Lives: Cultural contexts
The Woman Question: Rights, the Vote, Education, Health
from Address to the New York State Legislature (1860)
"The Working-Girls of New York," from Folly As It Flies
from The Higher Education of Women
One Farmer's Wife
from Women and Economics
from Letter to Henri Pierre Roche (June 12, 1912)
from Fat and Blood and How to Make Them
from Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
from Obstetrics
Questions of Otherness: Sexuality ("Inversion"), Race, Gender
from The Ballad of Reading Gaol
from The Sexual Aberrations
from Forbidden Fires
from The Mechanism of Detumescence
from The Modern Jew Who Has Given Up the Faith of His Fathers Can Reasonably and Consistently Believe in Isolation
"Judaism" and "Woman and Her Significance," from Sex and Character
from The Case Stated
Discussions of Mind and Philosophy
"The Varieties of Attention" and "The Stream of Thought" from The Principles of Psychology
"Form in Words," from Persons and Places
from Brain and Thought: A Philosophical Illusion
"The Aim of Philosophy," from Modes of Thought
Aesthetic Questions: Realism and the Modern
Letter to Emile Zola (1874)
from The Art of the Novel
from Crumbling Idols, Twelve Essays on Art and Literature
from An Experiment in Misery
"Simplicity in Art," from The Responsibility of the Novelist and Other Literary Essays
from The Souls of Black Folk
Modernism and the Avant-Garde
Letter to Mabel Weeks about European Painting
Letter to His Son Paul (September 26, 1906)
The Nation, Anonymous Review of Stein's Three Lives (January 20, 1910)
from Speculations, or Post-Impressionism in Prose
from How to Read Gertrude Stein
Selected Bibliography

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