By Gertrude Stein
Stein's most famed paintings; one of many richest and such a lot irreverent biographies ever written.
"Largely to amuse herself, [Gertrude Stein] wrote The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in 1932...using as a sounding board her significant other omit Toklas, who were along with her for twenty-five years. it's been acknowledged that the writing takes on a great deal leave out Toklas' conversational type, and whereas this can be real the fashion continues to be a variation of pass over Stein's dialog variety. ...She frequently insisted that writing is a completely assorted factor from speaking, and it's a part of the miracle of this little scheme of objectification that she may possibly when it comes to imitating pass over Toklas installed writing anything of her personal attractive dialog. in order that, other than creating a genuine current of her prior, she created a determine of herself, validated an id a dual, a Doppelganger.... The e-book is filled with the main lucid and comely anecdotes, advised in a purer and extra heavily becoming prose... than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded .... "
— Donald Sutherland
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And long may it be left to us to estimate how much our deserving, & to you the ability & the inclination to square the rewards with it! It was lovely in you, mother, whether we deserved it or not. And so we send you our loving thanks, SamR. Ï 1877—page 13 To George S. Merrill per Fanny C. Hesse 8 February 1877 • Hartford, Conn. (MS: ViW, #04140) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 SLC/MT FARMINGTON AVENUE, HARTFORD. Geo S. Merrill Esqr Dear Sir I am very sorry that a number of engagements will prevent me from being present at the annual re-union of the Mass.
Are =not= temporal injuries less impor'rtant than eternal ones? No one will deny that. Then once more I plead that Mr. Duncan may be retained in his present place to make it sultry for sailors & their families, & not turned loose upon the land =nation= to carry destruction & devastation to the far more vital & majestic interests of [remainder of page torn away] 1877—page 23 To the Editor of the New York World 22 February 1877 • Hartford, Conn. (TS and MS fragment: New York World, 25 February 1877, p.
Hartford, Feb. 22. SLC My dear Howells: Here’s a shout for Hayes! The fact is I was afraid to shout by telegraph last Sunday, I have been fooled so often. I hope he will put Lt. Col. Richard Irwin Dodge (Author of “The Great Plains & their Inhabitants”) at the head of the Indian Department. There’s a man who knows all about Indians, & yet has some humanity in him——(knowledge of Indians, & humanity, & ' =are= seldom found in the same individual). —it is high time we were fixing up this cabinet, my boy.
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein