Geography And Plays

Paperback | December 5, 2012

byGertrude SteinIntroduction byCyrena N. Pondrom

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Geography and Plays is a collection of Gertrude Stein’s writing from about 1908 to 1920. Originally published in 1922 with an introduction by Sherwood Anderson, it was almost inaccessible for many years. This edition makes it possible for students and other devotees of Stein to see the developing strategies of one of the acknowledged giants of literary modernism, whose pathbreaking departures in literary style have recently been assigned still greater importance in light of new theories about women’s writing. An introduction by Cyrena N. Pondrom provides contemporary readers with a fine orientation to the importance of Stein’s achievement in this early work.

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This book offers readers a fascinating view of the range of Gertrude Stein's styles and her radical manipulation of genres during the most fertile and prolific years of her avant-garde experiments--1908 to 1920.

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Geography and Plays is a collection of Gertrude Stein’s writing from about 1908 to 1920. Originally published in 1922 with an introduction by Sherwood Anderson, it was almost inaccessible for many years. This edition makes it possible for students and other devotees of Stein to see the developing strategies of one of the acknowledged g...

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) is also the author of Three Lives, Tender Buttons, The Making of Americans, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and dozens of other novels, plays, poems, and stories. Cyrena N. Pondrom is professor of English and director of the Women’s Studies Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:434 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:December 5, 2012Publisher:University Of Wisconsin Press

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ISBN - 10:0299134741

ISBN - 13:9780299134747

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Table of Contents

An Introduction to the Achievement of Gertrude Stein
    By Cyrena N. Pondrom
Analysis of Contents of Geography and Plays
    By Style and Chronology

Geography and Plays
The Work of Gertrude Stein
    By Sherwood Anderson
Table of Contents of Original Edition

Notes on Contents and Dates of Composition
Bibliography
Index of Works
General Index

From Our Editors

This book offers readers a fascinating view of the range of Gertrude Stein's styles and her radical manipulation of genres during the most fertile and prolific years of her avant-garde experiments--1908 to 1920.

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“Here is one artist who has been able to accept ridicule, who has even foregone the privilege of writing the Great American Novel, uplifting our English-speaking stage and wearing the bays of the great poets, to go live among the little housekeeping words, the swaggering bullying street-corner words, and all the other forgotten and neglected citizens of the sacred and half-forgotten city.”—Sherwood Anderson, from the introduction to the 1922 edition