The second in a two-volume set furnishes Stein's later literary masterpieces, including Stanzas in Meditation, Lectures in America, and The Geographical History of America, and details her relationship with Picasso and the public figures that inspired her works. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This Library of America volume, along with its companion, presents a full-scale gathering of the achievement of Gertrude Stein, the most radical innovator in twentieth-century literature. With her fresh, irreverent approach to syntax and meaning itself, she proposed nothing less than a reinvention of language from the ground up. From her home in Paris she conducted the most famous salon of modern times, tirelessly promoting modernism in all the arts and holding court for an audience that included the foremost creative figures of her day.
This second volume includes works written between 1932 and her death in 1946, years in which she gained a wider readership and made a triumphant return to the United States as a lecturer, but chose ultimately to remain in France during World War II. It opens with the poetic sequence Stanzas in Meditation (complete text published posthumously in 1946), perhaps Stein’s most austere and rigorous experiment in linguistic abstraction. In Lectures in America (1935) and The Geographical History of America (1936), she made the most of her newfound status as a public figure, exploring with brilliance and humor the philosophical implications of her writings, the difference between English and American literature, the importance of space in American culture, and much else. Picasso (1938) is a book-length study of the painter who was one of her closest associates, and whose work was a lifelong inspiration for her.
Stein’s playfulness is given full scope in the children’s book The World is Round (1939) and in Ida (1941), an enchanting exercise in pure verbal invention. The plays Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (written 1938, published 1949) and The Mother of Us All (1947), inspired by the life of women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, give new twists to legendary and historical figures, while “Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters” (1946) pays tribute to the melodramas that delighted Stein in her childhood. In her last major work, Brewsie and Willie (1946), a striking stylistic departure, she pays homage to the American soldiers she came to know after the liberation of France with a remarkable evocation of their speech and aspirations.
Review: "It was all so nearly alike it must be different and it is different, it is natural that if everything is used and there is a continuous present and a beginning again and again if it is all so alike it must be simply different and everything simply difference was the natural way of creating it then." --Gertrude Stein on the subject of similarity and difference.
Gertrude Stein achieved fame for her (often) difficult, (frequently) inaccessible prose and her celebrated circle of friends--a group that included Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She became notorious for her long-time love affair with Alice B. Toklas and for the questions of possible collaboration that were raised in the wake of her surviving the German occupation of Paris during World War II. During the course of her lifetime and in the decades following her death in 1946, her reputation as an artist has been alternately dismissed and rehabilitated; now the Library of America has canonized her in two volumes. Volume I collects Stein's prose, poetry, lectures, and essays between the years 1903, when she moved to Paris, and 1932. This second volume of Gertrude Stein follows her literary career up until her death in 1946. From her libretto, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, to her meditation on the human condition, The Geographical History of America, Stein's brilliance in all its variety is readily available (if not always easily accessible) to her admirers.
Titolo: Gertrude Stein
Casa editrice: Penguin Group USA
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: New
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Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Library of America, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Boxed issue. Fine in a fine slipcase. Issued without a DJ. Codice libro della libreria BR502Q
Descrizione libro Library of America, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition. BRILLIANT: RADICAL: INNOVATIVE: NEW stated First Edition (orig. 1998), Stated 1st printing Library of America hardcover, excellent cream paper-over-boards slip-case w/ double gilt-rule-bordered front panel displaying gilt-stamped LOA logo at top cente, NEW silk-finish sand-tan Brillianta linen-over-boards cover w/ as-new edges & corners, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, IMPECCABLE handsome white on tan LOA-patterned end-papers on heavy stock, NEW sewn binding w/ tight signatures & tan-white-checked cloth bands at spine-caps & silk tan page-marker ribbon, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed in 10-point Linotron Galliard on superb acid-free Ecusta Nyalite paper * 5.0" x 8.12" x 1.12", 0.55 kg, 844 pp. / with slipcase 5.36" x 8.50" x 1.26", 0.65 kg * CONTENTS: Gertrude Stein: Writings 1932-1946: Stanzas in Meditation (1), Henry James (147), Lectures in America (191); The Geographical History of America (365); Ida (609); Brewsie & Willie (713); Other Works (705); Chronology (827), Note on the Texts (838), Notes (842) * The most radical innovator in 20th-century literature, Gertrude Stein proposed nothing less than a reinvention of language from the ground up. Covering the final 15 years of the more than four decade-long expanse of her literary production, this is the second volume of a superb Library of America two-volume edition which presents a full-scale gathering of Stein's achievements. * The Library of America is an award-winning, nonprofit program dedicated to publishing America's best & most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as "the most important book-publishing project in the nation's history" (Newsweek), this acclaimed series is restoring America's literary heritage in "the finest-looking, longest-lasting edition ever made" (New Republic). Codice libro della libreria 007952
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Descrizione libro Library of America, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Tan cloth, no dust jacket, beige slipcase. Codice libro della libreria 079175
Descrizione libro Library of America, NY, 1998. Condizione libro: Fine in Fine slipcase. 1st Thus. 12mo. 844pp. The true first printing, in the slipcase for subscribers to the series. Codice libro della libreria MAIN002173I