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The necessary betrayal of abstraction

I have a graduate degree in Literature, and part of obtaining that degree meant taking poetry seminars. In one of those seminars, we did a section on Gertrude Stein. 710 more words

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Collected For Your Convenience: Songs About Gertrude Stein

There is currently a void in your life. There is something missing, something that should be there but isn’t.You’re not quite sure what it is. 87 more words

Music

Lit rec #95: "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." (1964).

Still after all these years, my favorite Hem. No matter what happens, we’ll always have Paris. A MOVEABLE FEAST by Ernest Hemingway.

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Dailies 2/25/17: funny books, beavers, a horse girl, & tender buttons

Funny Books – Robert Morgan

Because my parents had denied
me comic books as sordid and
salacious, I would sneak a look
at those of friends, the bold and bright… 100 more words

"Gertrude" - Oil Portrait of Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

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9 x 12 x .5 in

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About Gertrude

Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. 274 more words

Review: "Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade" by Justin Spring

I don’t review much nonfiction on this blog. I like reading it, I often make a particular effort to include it in lists, and y’all seem to enjoy reading my term papers, but I haven’t done many reviews for some reason. 889 more words

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C'mon, There's at Least Twenty Saints in There: A fine new recording of the Virgil Thomson opera, Four Saints in Three Acts

This recording is a fine example why I have come to love the work of Gil Rose and his Boston Modern Orchestra Project. The scope of his musical choices ranges from intelligently selected new music projects by living composers and a fabulous survey of music by older composers that he considers worthy of attention again (and sometimes for the first time). 316 more words

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