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Tender Buttons - Objects

ISBN-10: 1452112096
ISBN-13: 9781452112091
Edition: 2013
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Description: First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic workTender Buttonsis a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups,  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 3/26/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic workTender Buttonsis a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented here in an exquisite small package, this new edition of "Objects" pairs Stein's avant-garde verse with colorful contemporary illustrations by indie art star Lisa Congdon, who illuminates and interrogates the classic Cubist text with visuals as capricious as Stein's own prose. A celebration of independent thinking old and new, this captivating marriage of image and text is a treasure of arts and letters.

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.

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