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    Inspired by major events like the World Wars, Gertrude Stein was able to become an outstanding and influential author in her time and to this day. Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, Pittsburgh, PA and later moved to Paris, France where her career embarked. She went to Radcliffe College where she studied psychology with William James, who influenced a lot of Gertrude Stein’s ideas. Stein later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1898. After moving to Paris, she was able to publish her first book, Three Lives, in 1909. Later on she published other books including Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (1914) and The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress (1925). Much of Gertrude Stein’s work had a lot of Cubism and included techniques of…

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    The Abstract Written Portrait of Gertrude Stein In abstract art, the viewer has the free will to analyze and interpret the significance of a painting. In the same way, Gertrude Stein is able to transmit the sense of open interpretation in “Portraits and Repetition” by experimenting with language and using a peculiar way of writing in which she denominates “insistence.” She also introduces the reader to the voyage of her life when she realizes that there is no such thing as repetition, and to…

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    addresses the possibility the famous author, Gertrude Stein, having autism. Bombaci states that Stein is often referred to as a “loose cannon,” and claims that many of her writings occur in a style which matches the speech pattern of those with autism. Whether or not Stein actually has autism, however, it not stated. Autism typically causes extremely specific character traits, being hyper-attention and intelligence. Though autism has different effects on the brain of each person, the…

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    ways. The Book of Salt written by Monique Truong, is narrated by Bình a Vietnamese immigrant who was essentially exiled from his country due to his sexuality, he recounts his life as a servant for the famous American writer Gertrude Stein and the struggles that he faced. The way that he speaks about Gertrude Stein in the novel indicates that she is an independent woman, who does not rely on the company or finances of a man. In “The Book of Salt” Gertrude Stein is a prominent figure in society…

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    Although many students do not comprehend the writings of Gertrude Stein, universities consider them as relevant literature still today. While some students try to appear knowledgeable and adsorbed in the seminars, when Stein’s texts are being analyzed, one can see by the look on their faces that they are either not interested in the topic, or the texts are so complex that they cannot wrap their minds around them. For years, students have asked themselves what the reason might be for such an…

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    Tender Buttons clearly showed the profound effect modern painting had on her writing. In these small prose poems, Stein meticulously puts images and phrases together, often in surprising ways—similar in manner to cubist painting. Her writing, characterized by its use of words for their associations and sounds rather than their meanings, received considerable interest from other artists and writers. In fact like an artist, she is throwing random colours to paint an object as it is. However, in…

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    demise of the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and one of his most instrumental supporters, Gertrude Stein, was parallel to the influence she had on both his life and his writing. Gertrude Stein was inarguably one of the most influential mentors in Hemingway’s life, and the ups and downs of their relationship, both literary and personal, involved many complications and conflicts. The turbulent relationship of Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway began in 1922, after an arranged meeting by…

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    barely notice them anymore? Haven’t you been having terrible mood swings over that? Both Gertrude Stein and Mary Cappello in their books dissolve the tediousness of both everyday-use and everyday-felt elements and objects in a very exceptional way. Personally, I believe that Stein uses very common and simple adjectives in expressing certain objects, food, and rooms. She applies and associates very familiar adjectives with nouns and objects that are not typically used together, so each poem…

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    all a lost generation.”-Gertrude Stein(). A name one of Steins employee gave to the young man who worked for him is what American writers from the 1920s are called (writers). This group of people was named this due to them not being able to fully understand living life during and after war, feeling a disconnection from the American lifestyle, and not having a sense of direction in life. Many of them moved to Europe due to the fact that the American living and America itself was not the same for…

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    In the novel The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, there a various amounts of ideas in which Hemingway displays the ideas of a sprigs person not showing that they do in fact need love. One example of that person is Jake. Gertrude Stein told a specific quote to Hemingway and it said "You are all a lost generation." Also, the people in connection to the lost generation can be said to not believe in being committed to a person. The lost generation is was said to be "the post-World War I…

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