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Stein, Gertrude locked

  • Brooks Landon
  •  and Michael Hovland


(b Allegheny, PA, Feb 3, 1874; d Paris, July 27, 1940). American writer . Her work consists of novels, autobiographies, portraits, poems, lectures, plays (some of which were designed as opera librettos and published in such collections as Operas and Plays) and explanations. A student of William James and friend of Alfred North Whitehead, she was at the centre of the philosophical and artistic revolutions of the early 20th century and became a natural emblem for modernism, both through her own writing and through her influence as a catalyst of the avant garde. So well known are Stein’s associations with such writers as Sherwood Anderson and Hemingway, and with such painters as Picasso and Matisse, that it is easy to overlook her involvement with music. As a student at Radcliffe College (...

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