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Writings 1903-1932: 1903-1932, Volume 1

By Gertrude Stein; Catharine R. Stimpson (Editor); Catherine Stimpson (Editor)

Library of America, Hardcover, 9781883011406, 960pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1998

The most radical innovator in 20th-century literature, Gertrude Stein proposed nothing less than a reinvention of language from the ground up. Now the Library of America presents a full-scale gathering of Stein's achievements--a two-volume set that encompasses over 40 years of the author's works.

About the Author
Gertrude Stein (1874 1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Catharine R. Stimpson is University Professor and dean emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. She is the founding editor of "Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society" and the author or editor of many books.