The Resource "Favored strangers" : Gertrude Stein and her family, Linda Wagner-Martin

"Favored strangers" : Gertrude Stein and her family, Linda Wagner-Martin

Label
"Favored strangers" : Gertrude Stein and her family
Title
"Favored strangers"
Title remainder
Gertrude Stein and her family
Statement of responsibility
Linda Wagner-Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Inspired by extensive original research, Linda Wagner-Martin breaks with tradition in this major new biography. Here we find Gertrude Stein as we have never seen her before: as a member of her German-Jewish patriarchal family, as an undergraduate at Radcliffe, as an odd sort of feminist, as a medical student at Johns Hopkins University, as a lesbian and a lover, as an art collector, as a war survivor, and much more - as a person and not just a modernist icon. Throughout, her relationship with two of her older brothers - Michael and Leo - shaped her emotional existence, just as her commitment to writing shaped her intellectual life
  • This fascinating portrait of Gertrude Stein's life (1874-1946) offers a rich history of "The Stein Corporation." Wagner-Martin provides new insight into the influence of Alice B. Toklas, a look into the economic side of the family's existence, and the intimate story of the Steins' relationships with Matisse, Picasso, Gris, and other painters; and later, of Gertrude Stein's relationships with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Virgil Thomson, Thornton Wilder, Janet Flanner, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and many other colorful modernist writers and artists in the rue de Fleurus salon. This biography also gives us a previously untold but chilling account of Gertrude Stein's and Alice Toklas's survival during World War II in France, and Leo Stein's in Italy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T323
LC item number
Z87 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Stein family
  • Women authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Americans
  • Families
  • Art
  • Lesbians
  • Paris (France)
Label
"Favored strangers" : Gertrude Stein and her family, Linda Wagner-Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
xvii, 346 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813521695
Lccn
94023700
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u924292-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AIE-2068
  • 01752
  • (OCoLC)31412160
Label
"Favored strangers" : Gertrude Stein and her family, Linda Wagner-Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Extent
xvii, 346 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780813521695
Lccn
94023700
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u924292-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AIE-2068
  • 01752
  • (OCoLC)31412160

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