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Two Lives Gertrude and Alice

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ISBN-10: 0300143109

ISBN-13: 9780300143102

Edition: 2008

Authors: Janet Malcolm

List price: $13.00
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"How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?1; Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of course, is Gertrude Stein, the modernist master 0;whose charm was as conspicuous as her fatness1; and 0;thin, plain, tense, sour1; Alice B. Toklas, the 0;worker bee1; who ministered to Stein7;s needs throughout their forty-year expatriate 0;marriage.1; As Malcolm pursues the truth of the couple7;s charmed life in a village in Vichy France, her subject becomes the larger question of biographical truth. 0;The instability of human knowledge is one of our few certainties,1; she writes. The portrait of…    
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English