Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of 'Genius'

Gertrude Stein frequently called herself a genius, but what did this term really mean for her Stein s claims to genius are legendary, appearing frequently throughout her texts and public lectures Were they the signs of excessive egotism, of desperate self advertisement, or of something else entirely This book examines the centrality and the specificity of the idea of gGertrude Stein frequently called herself a genius, but what did this term really mean for her Stein s claims to genius are legendary, appearing frequently throughout her texts and public lectures Were they the signs of excessive egotism, of desperate self advertisement, or of something else entirely This book examines the centrality and the specificity of the idea of genius to Stein s work and to the aesthetic ideals and contradictory intellectual affiliations of high modernism in general Through a chronological reading, it maps Stein s move from an early investment in an essential and essentializing notion of genius to her later use of the term to describe an anti essentialist, democratic textual process It considers how this revisionary idea of genius came to correspond with Stein s identification of herself as Jewish, queer and American And it ends with Stein s seemingly paradoxical decision to call a text about being a genius in America, Everybody s Autobiography Drawing upon
Gertrude Stein Modernism and the Problem of Genius Gertrude Stein frequently called herself a genius but what did this term really mean for her Stein s claims to genius are legendary appearing frequently throughout her texts and public lectures Were

  • Title: Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of 'Genius'
  • Author: Barbara Will
  • ISBN: 9780748611980
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gertrude Stein A Prophet of Modernism Gertrude Stein The New York Times Nov , A Prophet of Modernism Gertrude Stein As a writer she is defined for us by only four quotations egoless catch phrases, her logo and trademark Pigeons on the grass alas A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose Four roses heavier brew than the three commonly cited To Ernest Hemingway, after World War I You re all a lost generation Gertrude Stein Poetry Foundation Weinstein, Norman, Gertrude Stein and the Literature of the Modern Consciousness, Weiss, M Lynn, Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright The Poetics and Politics of Modernism, University Press of Mississippi, Welch, Lew, and Eric Paul Shaffer, How I Read Gertrude Stein, Grey Fox Press San Francisco, CA , . Gertrude Stein Modern American Poetry Gertrude Stein Increasingly influenced by the visual arts and by experimental modernism, Stein wrote both recognizable narratives like Three Lives and playful experimental texts like Tender Buttons In her experimental mode she was arguably the most radical and forward looking of Extravagant Crowd Gertrude Stein Alice B Toklas Gertrude Stein photographed on the terrace at her villa at Bilignin with her dogs, Pepe and Basket I, on June , Gertrude Stein is a famed and formidable icon of modernism As novelist, poet, theorist, playwright, and even librettist, Stein produced some of the most provocative and difficult texts of Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of Genius Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of Genius was winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award in Reviews Will s superb book argues for the centrality of a complex and shifting notion of genius in Stein s work. Pablo Picasso Gertrude Stein The Met The famous writer and expatriate Gertrude Stein was among the first Americans to respond enthusiastically to European avant garde art She held weekly salons in her Paris apartment populated by European and American artists and writers. The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein National The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein A Jewish American experimental writer, friend of Picasso and muse to Hemingway, Gertrude Stein seems to embody high modernism in its most creative and progressive form Her patronage of modernism s giants Czanne, Picasso, and Matisse made her a radical in her day. Gertrude Stein MoMA Gertrude Stein February , July , was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in , and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Gertrude Stein Poet Academy of American Poets Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, on February , , to wealthy German Jewish immigrants At the age of three, her family moved first to Vienna and then to Paris They returned to America in and settled in Oakland, California Her mother, Amelia, died of cancer in and her father, Daniel,

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