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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

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Livres adultes(9780141185361) 
 
Auteur
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) 
 
Titre
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas / Gertrude Stein.
 
Editeur
Londres : Penguin books2001.
 
Résumé
"Largely to amuse herself, Gertrude Stein wrote The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in 1932...using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. It has been said that the writing takes on very much Miss Toklas' conversational style, and while this is true the style is still a variant of Miss Stein's conversation style. ...She usually insisted that writing is an entirely different thing from talking, and it is part of the miracle of this little scheme of objectification that she could by way of imitating Miss Toklas put in writing something of her own beautiful conversation. So that, aside from making a real present of her past, she created a figure of herself, established an identity a twin, a Doppelganger.... The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose... than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded .... ".
 
ISBN
0-14-118536-8
 
 
 
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Code-barres
90028026
 
N° inventaire
66531
 
Secteur
Section Adulte - 1er Etage
 
Cote
420-STE [Espace Littérature, Langues, Philosophie - Scotch Rouge]
 
Disponibilité
Disponible
 

 
Description
272 p.
 
Langue
anglais
 
Indice
420
 
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Martine’s opinion: If you

Martine’s opinion:

If you stay in Paris this summer you will enjoy reading this book. It is warm, the English vocabulary is easy to understand; It is full of stories about the first three decades of the 20th century in Paris. It is a simplification of what was obviously a complicated life for Stein and her partner Toklas (1907 until 1946). They lived at 27 rue de Fleurus.

The narrative is essentially a chronology of a series of dinners, parties with the name of the people who came: Apollinaire, Picasso and their turbulent friendship, Braque, Matisse, Hemingway, Fitzgerald… And to finish, a walk in the Père Lachaise where Stein and Toklas were laid to rest forever.


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