PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project

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Chapter 7: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

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The GS Memorial Webpage 

"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."

from "Sacred Emily" (1913), a poem included in Geography and Plays. Boston: Four Seas Co., 1922. 178-188. Reprint: U of Nebraska Press, 1993. 178.

Primary Works

Three Lives, 1909; Tender Buttons, 1914; Geography and Plays, 1922; The Making of Americans, 1925; Four Saints in Three Acts, 1929; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, 1933; The Geographical History of America, 1936; Ida, A Novel, 1941; The Mother of Us All, 1949; Patriarchal Poetry, 1953.

Gertrude Stein: Selections. Retallack, Joan (ed. and introd.). Berkeley: U of California P, 2008.

| Top | Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Adams, Timothy D. Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1990.

Benstock, Shari. Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940. Austin: U of Texas P, 1986.

Berry, Ellen E. Curved Thought and Textual Writing: Gertrude Stein's Postmodernism. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1992.

Bowers, Jane P. 'They Watch Me as They Watch This': Gertrude Stein's Metadrama. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1991.

Caramello, Charles. Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and the Biographical Act. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1996.

Carson, Luke. Consumption and Depression in Gertrude Stein, Louis Zukofsky and Ezra Pound. NY: St. Martin's, 1999.

Chessman, Harriet S. The Public Is Invited to Dance: Representation, the Body, and Dialogue in Gertrude Stein. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1989.

Dickie, Margaret. Stein, Bishop, and Rich: Lyrics of Love, War, and Place. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997.  

Dubnick, Randa. The Structure of Obscurity: Gertrude stein, Language, and Cubism. Chicagu: U of Illinois p, 1984.

Fifer, Elizabeth. Rescued Readings: A Reconstruction of Gertrude Stein's Difficult Texts. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1992.

Kellner, Bruce. ed. A Gertrude Stein Companion: Content with the Example. NY: Greenwood, 1988.

Knapp, Bettina L. Gertrude Stein. NY: Continuum, 1990.

Kostelanetz, Richard. ed. Gertrude Stein Advanced: An Anthology of Criticism. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1990.

Moore, George B. Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans: Repetition and the Emergence of Modernism. NY: Peter Lang, 1998.

Ruddick, Lisa. Reading Gertrude Stein: Body, Text, Gnosis. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990.

Simon Linda. ed. Gertrude Stein Remembered. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1994.

Stendhal, Renate. ed. Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures. Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1994.

Wagner-Martin, Linda. 'Favored Strangers': Gertrude Stein and Her Family. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995.

Weiss, M. Lynn. Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1998.

White, Ray L. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: a reference guide. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984. Z8838.9 .W48

Selected Bibliography 2000-Present

Abraham, Julie. Are Girls Necessary?: Lesbian Writing and Modern Histories. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2008.

Chodat, Robert. Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2008.

Curnutt, Kirk. The Critical Response to Gertrude Stein. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

Durham, Leslie A. Staging Gertrude Stein: Absence, Culture, and the Landscape of American Alternative Theatre. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Dydo, Ulla E., and William Rice. Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises, 1923-1934. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2003.

Goldman, Jonathan. Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity. Austin: U of Texas P, 2011.

Goodspeed-Chadwick, Julie. Modernist Women Writers and War: Trauma and the Female Body in Djuna Barnes, H. D., and Gertrude Stein. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2011.

Goody, Alex. Modernist Articulations: A Cultural Study of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Johnston, Georgia. The Formation of 20th-Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle, and Gertrude Stein. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Landon, Lana H., Laurel Smith, and Mary M. Brown. Early Works by Modern Women Writers: Woolf, Bowen, Mansfield, Cather, and Stein. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2006.

Larsen, Lyle. Stein and Hemingway: The Story of a Turbulent Friendship. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

Leick, Karen. Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity. NY: Routledge, 2009.

Lesinska, Zofia P. Perspectives of Four Women Writers on the Second World War: Gertrude Stein, Janet Flanner, Kay Boyle, and Rebecca West. NY: Peter Lang, 2002.

Linzie, Anna. The True Story of Alice B. Toklas: A Comparative Study of Three Autobiographies. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2006.

Malcolm, Janet. Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice. New Haven: Yale UP, 2007.

Meyer, Steven. Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2001.

Mix, Deborah M. A Vocabulary of Thinking: Gertrude Stein and Contemporary North American Women's Innovative Writing. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2007.

Pavloska, Susanna. Modern Primitives: Race and Language in Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Zora Neale Hurston. NY: Garland, 2000.

Salvato, Nick. Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2010.

Showalter, Elaine. ed. The Vintage Book of American Women Writers. NY: Vintage, 2011.

Sloboda, Noel. The Making of Americans in Paris: The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. NY: Peter Lang, 2008.

Wallace, Rob. Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism. NY: Continuum, 2010.

Watson, Dana C. Gertrude Stein and the Essence of What Happens. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt UP, 2005.

Wineapple, Brenda. Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2007.

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