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Paternity suit

Father’s Day used to be a hard one. When my father was alive, I knew he wanted to be fussed over, but he was an unpredictably mean-spirited person who’d praise my intelligence one minute and mock me the next for my unattractiveness, my career choices, or my politics–and he was doing the same to my siblings and worse to my mother. 757 more words

Review: Food

I’m back with another Penguin Modern review. This one, Gertrude Stein’s Food, will probably be the hardest one to talk about, but I’ll give it a shot. 801 more words


Gertrude Stein...

I have a couple books on Stein that I picked up for practically nothing, at the library sale.  I haven’t read them and probably won’t because every time I come across something about her, I like her less than I did before, which wasn’t very much to begin with, actually.  168 more words


Portraits From Life

Portraits From Life –
Modernist Novelists & Autobiography
By Jerome Boyd Maunsell
Oxford University Press – £20.00

Every instance of autobiography is as unique as the life it relates. 448 more words

Literary Criticism

Penguin Moderns 7 and 8 - Distinctive voices, polar opposites

Well – this must be the least likely pairing so far in my choices of two Penguin Moderns to read at a time! I’ve been picking them out in pairs in numerical order, but George Orwell and Gertrude Stein?? 953 more words

Wise Women: a thought for today

I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed. – Gertrude Stein