Gertrude Stein Remembered


Gertrude Stein Remembered

Edited by Linda Simon

197 pages


May 1997


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About the Book

Gertrude Stein Remembered, a collection of memoirs by twenty people who knew her well, adds invaluable details to our view of Stein as a writer and woman. The recollections, some previously unpublished, cover the entire span of her career: from her time as an undergraduate at Radcliffe College to her extraordinary years as a writer in Paris from 1903 through 1946. Among the memoirists are novelists Sherwood Anderson and Thornton Wilder, bookseller Sylvia Beach, Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, journalists T. S. Matthews, Therese Bonney, and Eric Sevareid, and photographers Carl Van Vechten and Cecil Beaton.

The composite portrait that emerges is of a complex, sometimes contradictory, always fascinating woman. Gertrude Stein Remembered is a kaleidoscopic view of Stein that perfectly suits this protean champion of modern literature and the avant-garde.

Author Bio

Linda Simon is director of the Writing Center at Harvard University. She is the author of Good Writing: A Guide and Sourcebook across the Curriculum; Of Virtue: Margaret Beaufort, Matriarch of the House of Tudor; and Thornton Wilder: His World.


“[A] highly enjoyable collection . . . Stein emerges not just as an innovator and perhaps a genius but as a brave, funny, and hugely likable woman.”—New York Times Book Review

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