The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 by Edward Burns

The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946

byEdward Burns, Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten

Kobo ebook | July 14, 1986

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This monumental collection of correspondence between Gertrude Stein and critic, novelist, and photographer Carl Van Vechten provides crucial insight into Stein's life, art, and artistic milieu as well as Van Vechten's support of major cultural projects, such as the Harlem Renaissance. From their first meeting in 1913, Stein and Van Vechten formed a unique and powerful relationship, and Van Vechten worked vigorously to publish and promote Stein's work. Existing biographies of Stein—including her own autobiographical writings—omit a great deal about her experiences and thought. They lack the ordinary detail of what Stein called "daily everyday living": the immediate concerns, objects, people, and places that were the grist for her writing. These letters not only vividly represent those details but also showcase Stein and Van Vechten's private selves as writers. Edward Burns's extensive annotations include detailed cross-referencing of source materials.

Edward Burns is professor of English at William Paterson University and editor of A Tour of the Darkling Plain: The "Finnegans Wake" Letters of Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen; A Passion for Joyce: The Letters of Hugh Kenner and Adaline Glasheen; and The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder.
Title:The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 14, 1986Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023151901X

ISBN - 13:9780231519014


Editorial Reviews

Scholars will be grateful for Burns's thoroughly annotated and comprehensive volume.