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Geography and Plays

Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Open Road Media

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The essential collection of avant-garde writing by the twentieth-century literary icon and author of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.Gertrude Stein was one of the most influential and challenging American writers of the twentieth century. This collection of her writings from 1908 to 1920 demonstrates both the evolution of her craft and the range of styles and genres employed in her unconventional experiments.Here is Stein the literary Cubist, reveling in fragmentation and dislocation; Stein the linguist, whose work anticipated post-structural literary theory; Stein the lesbian pioneer, celebrating love and domestic joy between women; Here also is Stein the poet, the portraitist, the philosopher, and dramatist. First published in 1922, with an introduction by Sherwood Anderson, Geography and Plays is one of the most important early prototypes of high modernism.

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