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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