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    Gertrude Stein “I know I am” (Burnett 51). This response form Gertrude Stein was given in answer to the question “You think you are a genius?” posed to her by the French artist Henri Matisse. This was the epitome of Stein. Born in 1876, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, Gertrude was the fifth child, and youngest, to Daniel and Amelia Stein, German-Jewish immigrants. She was a bright girl, but was noted for “her lifelong indifference to rules” (Gombar 41), especially in school. The early death of her

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    Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein is one of the most celebrated authors and patrons of the arts. She encouraged, influenced and aided many literary and artistic figures through her support, investment and writings. Stein was born on February 3, 1874 into upper middle class surroundings in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. When she was 3 years old the family moved to Vienna and then on to Paris before returning to America in late 1878. Gertrude and her brother Leo became very close although he was two

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    The Self-Portraits of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso It is no wonder that Picasso, with his revolutionary style of painting, would be attracted to Gertrude Stein’s crowded Rue de Fleurus apartment on Saturday evenings for intellectual discussions on art and literature. From the barefoot dances and improvisational plays of Max Jacob to the comments of critics and would-be art patrons like Maurice Raynal and André Salmon, this salon was an assortment of artists, bohemians, professionals, and foreigners

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    Using the works Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein and The Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich, this paper will argue that Adrienne Rich would throw a better dinner party than Gertrude Stein, because even though both individuals were “not contemporaries”, both have concerns of women in their households and domestic lives. While Gertrude Stein’s poetry talks more to the individual and her experiences as a housewife, Adrienne Rich’s poetry speaks to the community and how women are being oppressed

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    Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein By several accounts, Gertrude Stein posed for Pablo Picasso more than 90 times during the winter of 1905-6. Each session was never quite correct, with many botched attempts and frustrations. Ultimately Picasso sent her away, stating "I can't see you any longer when I look," then created a new portrait of her nearly a year later without seeing her again. It was regarded as a curious mask-like visage, not really an accurate representation of Stein at the time. When

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    "Picasso" by Gertrude Stein - "Newsreel LXVI" by John Dos Passos The works of Gertrude Stein and John Dos Passos are representative of an alternative literature—known as anti-literature—that subverts the traditional literary rules. Anti-literature, a term coined by the poet David Gascoyne, refers to works which deliberately avoid the conventional rules of literature by turning them upside down. Picasso's Gertrude Stein portrait seems to transport the typical concepts of Cubism in a literary masterpiece

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    Gertrude Stein: Miss Modernist In 1914, Gertrude Stein put together a collection of her poems in to the book Tender Buttons. Stein pours her experimental nature into this book combining everyday objects with adjectives that are not normally associated with them. This forces the reader to explore a different perspective on familiar objects and to read differently then they have become accustomed to reading. Stein’s goal is to break up the monotony of every day life by bringing back common objects

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    meets a lot of people like Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford, Gertrude Stein, F.Scott Fitzgerld, Sylvia Beach and many more. Hemingway didn’t have any friends that were difficult to me. I think Hemingway had more respect for Gertrude Stein, while reading the book they seemed to have a close connection, it says in the story “They seemed to like us too and treated us as though we were very good’’ (Pg 22). Hemingway think back when he meets Miss. Stein, he tells the readers “I can’t remember if she was walking

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    com/articles/Pablo-Picasso-9440021.) Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on Feb. 3rd, 1874 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on July 27, 1947. Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet, feminist, and playwright. In her free time she collected art and that how she began to know Pablo Picasso. She use to buy most of his paintings and kind of became his source of revenue when he was an up and coming artist. He even painted a portrait of her. Gertrude Stein was very popular for her work

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    Drawing from a wide range of theoretical fields, both Michael North in “Stein, Picasso, and African Masks,” and John Carlos Rowe in “Naming What is Inside,” analyze Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives, engaging the text as a means by which to understand the birth of literary and aesthetic modernism and as a way to explore Stein’s conceptions of the dichotomies brought up by race, gender, culture and geography. The two critical essays approach Three Lives by engaging “masking” as a technique by which to

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