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"I Love You, Alice B. Toklas"

   I bought my first Gertrude Stein book, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, at the late great Smith and Hardwick Bookstore on 20th Street in downtown Birmingham in the ‘70s when I was an undergraduate at Alabama. 1,135 more words


Happy Birthday Gertrude Stein!

“If you can’t say anything nice about anyone else, come sit next to me.”

Notable Works:

Fernhurst (1904)

Three Lives (1905)

Tender Buttons (1912)

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas (1933)

Literary Birthdays

Total Garbage

As someone who is at the beginning/aspiring end of being a published memoirist, I find that volunteering in a used bookstore helps provide a certain perspective on the life of a book. 507 more words


“She was married to a spanish painter named Pichot, who was a rather wonderful creature, he was long and thin like one of those primitive Christs in spanish churches and when he did a spanish dance which he did later at the famous banquet to Rousseau, he was awe inspiringly religious.”

-Gertrude Stein


Gertrude Stein, 'The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas'


“It was at this time that Jean Cocteau who prides himself on being eternally thirty was writing a little biography of Picasso, and he sent him a telegram asking him to tell him his date of birth. 6 more words


...out with the pigs

A book I ordered had arrived at Tunstall Library, Nat Tate – An American Artist by William Boyd. It is a spoof biography, I’m reading it as part of my researching as I write Traitor to the Cause, which is a novel written as if it is an autobiography. 726 more words


Realized Intention

Realized Intention: Artistic Construction, Artwork and the Artist in Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

By Anna Green 

“It was in this picture that Matisse first clearly realised his intention of deforming the drawing of the human body in order to harmonise and intensify the colour values of all the simple colours mixed only with white,” (Stein 41). 467 more words

Americans In Paris