Autobiographie von Alice B. Toklas

Gertrude Stein Roseli Bontjes van Beek Saskia Bontjes van Beek


Autobiographie von Alice B. Toklas

Autobiographie von Alice B. Toklas

  • Title: Autobiographie von Alice B. Toklas
  • Author: Gertrude Stein Roseli Bontjes van Beek Saskia Bontjes van Beek
  • ISBN: 9783716023488
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover



The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas was written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B Toklas, who was her lover It is a fascinating insight into the art scene in Paris as the couple were friends with Paul C zanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso They begin the war years in England but return to France, volunteering for the AmeriThe Autobiography of Alice B Toklas was written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B Toklas, who was her lover It is a fascinating insight into the art scene in Paris as the couple were friends with Paul C zanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso They begin the war years in England but return to France, volunteering for the American Fund for the French Wounded, driving around France, helping the wounded and homeless After the war Gertrude has an argument with T S Eliot after he finds one of her writings inappropriate They become friends with Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway It was written to make money and was indeed a commercial success However, it attracted criticism, especially from those who appeared in the book and didn t like the way they were depicted.


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"After a while I murmured to Picasso that I liked his portrait of Gertrude Stein. Yes, he said, everybody says that she does not look like it but that does not make any difference, she will, he said." Well, I can't really say if Gertrude Stein ever looked like Picasso's portrait of her in real life, but in my imagination, there is no other way to see her, exception made for Man Ray's photograph of her in front of the painting which is a brilliant double portrait of the grand lady through two art [...]

Pablo Picasso! Henri Matisse! Ernest Hemingway! F. Scott Fitzgerald! Sherwood Anderson! T. S. Eliot! Djuna Barnes! Ezra Pound! Georges Braque! Ford Madox Ford! Jean Cocteau!All of these artists and writers were bumping into each other in Paris in the 1920s, often at Gertrude Stein's apartment, the famous salon at 27 rue de Fleurus. (And if you're wondering who the hell Alice B. Toklas is, she was Stein's longtime partner and lover, and calling it an autobiography but yet it was written by Stein [...]

Hold your forefinger and thumb approximately an inch apart. That was how much I knew about Gertrude Stein prior to reading The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. I’m certainly no expert now, not even close, but I can safely say that I am completely enamored of both Stein and her life partner, Toklas. No, it’s not because of the near-constant stream of visiting artists and other members of Parisian society to their home at rue de Fleurus in the early 1900s, though that was impressive. They wer [...]

During my Modern Poetry class in college, we read some of Tender Buttons (prompting me to write a scathing review of it, which was promptly trolled) and my professor explained Gertrude Stein thus: "Gertrude Stein believed that there was only one great poet of the twentieth century, and it was her. She might admit that Shakespeare was talented as well, but only on a good day." Having now read The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, I fully support this assessment of Miss Stein. Not that I dislike h [...]

I don't dispute the book's importance, by Stein's style drives me bonkers. I'd much rather read ABOUT her than actually read her. That said, I'm glad she existed-- I'm also glad I'm not forced to read this all the time.

"And now I will tell you how two Americans happened to be in the heart of an art movement of which the outside world at that time knew nothing."I'm ashamed that I haven't delved into Stein's work until now, but quite honestly, at 900+ pages, The Making of Americans seemed daunting. Yet when I saw Stein's character in the movie Midnight in Paris, and I read Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, I knew it was time to read the work of one of the few women writers of her time and place. So I started with he [...]

This is timely. There's an article about Gertrude Stein today in the Huffington Post. Others thought she was an asshole (as I describe below) as well. Except I don't think they appreciated the genius part I recognized after reading this bookHere's what I know about Gertrude Stein: She was an asshole.I say that in a joking way. I actually learned more about her from this book than I learned about Alice B. Toklas (whoever she was) because this "autobiography" was written by Stein, supposedly from [...]

I feel that if I had the chance to meet one person from the 20th Century it would be Gertrude Stein. She was friends with anyone who was anyone in the artistic and literary circles of early 20th century Paris. The sheer amount of name-dropping in this book is immense; Picasso, Braque, Man Ray, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Pound, Beach, et al. Although don't go into this book expecting something along the lines of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, this majorly focuses on the artists of Paris, not th [...]

3.75 stars rounded up.I struggle with Gertrude Stein, as I struggled with this novel. I don’t think this work is typical of Stein as she wrote it very quickly with the idea of being commercial as she needed money; not a problem in itself, but it meant she was also ambivalent about it. It is a novel written as though Stein’s partner Alice Toklas is writing an account of Stein’s life in Paris before and after the First World War. It is also an account of those many famous and not so famous w [...]

I had seen them during my mother's 75th birthday celebrations last January 2011. Both old women, lifetime companions. C. is the more "manly" of the two, short haircut, never wears a skirt. B. is my distant relative, very feminine in her deportment, said to have been the former girlfriend of another relative of mine (now deceased, God bless his soul). They brought with them to the party their three-year-old adopted girl, begot out-of-wedlock by a prostitute in our hometown, father unknown. Years [...]

This is a must-read for anyone interested in artists and writers in Paris in the early part of the 20th century, because every writer and artist of any note who was in Paris at that time encountered Gertrude Stein at some point. Picasso, Braque, Matisse and Magritte, Apollinaire, Gide, Pound and Hemingway: all of them and many others attended Stein's celebrated Saturday evening salon. Stein wrote this work in the conversational style of Toklas, who was her life partner. Ostensibly Toklas' autobi [...]

What makes this book memorable for me is this interesting idea: a pseudo-autobiography. Gertrude Stein wrote this book from the perspective of her lover, Alice B. Toklas. It is like an autobiography yet Stein put herself in Toklas' shoes. I am still to read Stein's first novel, Three Lives and her long The Making of the Americans both of which were mentioned a lot of time in this book but I have an inkling that Stein's writing style or voice here is different from what she used in those two book [...]

Não costumo ler biografias, mas tinha alguma curiosidade nesta. Por saber que Gertrude Stein conviveu com pintores e escritores famosos, pensava que ia ficar a saber pormenores interessantes das suas vidas. Mas, tirando uma coscuvilhice ou outra (que o irmão de Stein disse ser tudo mentiras), não passa de descrições rotineiras do género: Matisse veio jantar e Apollinaire embebedou-se; Picasso está a pintar e Stein está a escrever; fomos ao café com Braque e ao ballet com Gris Provavelme [...]

I read this in my last year of college, in an autobiography seminar. Though it's not really an autobiography. A fictional autobiography.I enjoyed it. Our class ultimately decided that it was an amazing love letter to Alice from Gertrude. It is incredibly pretentious and presumptious, but a love letter nonetheless. Just because the author is hopelessly self-involved doesn't make it any less a love letter.Beautiful.

You might be tempted to dismiss this book out-of-hand, either because of Gertrude Stein's reputation for unreadable austerity or because it's basically a bunch of bohemians (yes, they're famous bohemians, but the point stands) running around Paris and London, but I'm here to tell you it's well worth your time. Stein's style is a little repetitive, but has an easy conversational flow and quite a few beautiful moments, and besides, the book bristles with wit and an arrogance that's just on the rig [...]

Yes. Finally found, rather Ruthie found, in a bookshop here and finished her in a few days. Gertrude Stien appears at least five times on every page usually with some remark about being friends with Picasso or not having interest in some other painter or person of prewar, war, or just post wwI era. Her comments on Hemmingway are hysterical and on the whole I have a great weakness for facilitators of art, and this book was very validating in that regard. Interesting as a writer to try to write in [...]

The ego of Gertrude Stein was too hard to swallow, particularly combined with the absolutely atrocious writing. This woman seriously compared herself to Shakespeare at some point. Shakespeare and thisNo, just no. Horrible horrible horrible. Worse than Hemingway and Kafka.

Metti insieme Alice Toklas, Gertrude Stein e la traduzione per Einaudi di Cesare Pavese e otterrai una miscela esplosiva. "Autobiografia di mia madre" di Alice Toklas è una opera straordinaria che ci racconta due donne dalla cultura raffinata: Gertrude Stein e Alice Toklas. Le due donne, negli anni pre e post guerra, sono circondate dal meglio della letteratura e dell'arte del periodo. Sono anni ricchi di bellezza, di incredibili scrittori e pittori. Sono gli anni delle conoscenze e delle amici [...]

About six weeks ago Gertrude Stein said, it does not look to me as if you were ever going to write that autobiography. You know what I am going to do. I am going to write it for you. I am going to write it as simply as Defoe did the autobiography of Robinson Crusoe. And she has and this is it.Stein is a fascinating character in literature's history: her prose is messy and circular and fascinating. She was an axle, in many ways, of Paris society, befriending artists (Picasso; Matisse; Gris) and w [...]

643. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Steinاتوبیوگرافی آلیس بی. تکلاس - گرترود استاین (آگاه) ادبیاتگرترود استاین نویسنده، شاعر، نمایشنامه­نویس و از پیشگامان جنبش مدرن در ادبیات قرن بیستم است. شاید بتوان ایشان را بنیانگذار مکتب کوبیسم در ادبیات دانست. گرترود، از دانشجویان برجسته ویلیام [...]

Free download available at eBooks@Adelaide.Opening lines:Iwas born in San Francisco, California. I have in consequence always preferred living in a temperate climate but it is difficult, on the continent of Europe or even in America, to find a temperate climate and live in it. My mother’s father was a pioneer, he came to California in ‘49, he married my grandmother who was very fond of music. She was a pupil of Clara Schumann’s father. My mother was a quiet charming woman named Emilie.A sp [...]

I will confess that I was intimidated by this book, having read only isolated bits of Stein and having heard much about her difficulty. So I was surprised to find this book so readable, and so downright funny in places. It's an odd sort of memoir, skating along across the surface of Stein's and Toklas's life together and almost never delving into any sort of interiority or emotional depth, but it's full of clever lines and sharp little portraits of all the writers and artists that they knew in P [...]

Awful! This book is like be stuck next to someone's boring wife during the longest dinner party ever. Sure, she name drops like nobody's business but what she has to say is dull and inane. "We met so and so. He was charming and Gertrude Stein liked him very much. He preferred English Daises above all other flowers."I would have loved an editor with some guts working on this too. The same things are mentioned over and over but the thinking isn't linear so you end up saying "wait, didn't that pers [...]

This book put two songs in my head*.Harpers Bizarre - I Love You Alice B. ToklasPeter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely?** (mentions of the Boulevard Saint Michel)It's also a reminder that avant-gardes using simplified, faux-naive writing styles (e.g. Tao Lin and alt-lit) are nothing new. I've said quite a few times this year that I don't enjoy these very basic styles, that I feel some writers under-describe - yet I did rather like the Autobiography. It's not a flat sort of basic, conveyin [...]

I did enjoy this book, but not as much as Gertrude Stein probably enjoyed writing it, or thinks that I should like it. And that's my main problem with this book; Stein isn't the epoch-making writer that she believes herself to be. A few things to get straight: i) this isn't an autobiography of Alice B Toklas, ii) this is a sort of autobiography of Gertrude Stein, iii) not a lot happens, iv) most of the people mentioned as geniuses are no longer more than footnotes in art history, v) Stein's writ [...]

Oh man Gertrude, by your own description you were a pill. Stein got into an unimaginable number of tiffs and spats, but to her credit, strong personalities take note, she also patched them up even if it took a couple years. Her pal-ing around with Picasso, Matisse, and every other notable figure of the era is interesting in the beginning, but the book quickly devolves into her recounting every minor social slight, and every success involving her being admitted into various countries with or with [...]

At first it just seems like simply a gossipy good time, but it also functions as a fascinating mise en abyme (the author speaking about herself through the voice of her partner, etc). It's a thoroughly delightful portal through which to slip into 1920's Paris. I'd wager that Hemingway's A Moveable Feast is generally preferred, but I am definitely Team Stein.

Self-obsessed snoozefest of a memoir detailing to excruciation the dining habits and interior designs of post-War Paris Bohemia. That Stein can make figures like Picasso boring when disfigured by her ugly syntactic compulsions is a perverse sort of accomplishment, I suppose. Genius my ass.

comunidadeculturaearteParis modernizou, inegavelmente, a arte. Foi na cidade francesa que se formaram muitos dos principais movimentos artísticos modernos. Começando no século XIX, com o Impressionismo (ao qual se seguiu o Simbolismo, o Pós-impressionismo e a Arte Nova), foi o século XX que veio trazer uma mudança ainda maior na arte, com a chegado do Fauvismo, ao qual se seguiu, por exemplo, o Cubismo e o Surrealismo, após o famoso manifesto de Breton. Foi nesta Paris que a escritora ame [...]

The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me, nous dit Alice B. Toklas au tout début du chapitre cinq, celui qui couvre la période allant de 1907 au début de la Première Guerre mondiale. Elle nous dit aussi, à la toute première page : I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it. Elle aime cuisiner. Elle se couche tôt. Elle trouve que Gertrude Stein n'est pas à son meilleur quand vient le temps de se parker de reculons.& c'est tout à peu prè [...]


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