The True Story of Alice B Toklas

Taking these three texts as intertexts or as an assemblage of the true story of Alice B. Toklas, Linzie challenges assumptions about primary authorship and singular identity that have continued to limit lesbian and feminist rereadings of ...

Author: Anna Linzie

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587296713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

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In this original and intriguing study, Anna Linzie examines three mid-twentieth-century texts never before treated as interrelated in a book-length work of literary criticism: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) and Alice B. Toklas's The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book (1954) and What Is Remembered (1963). Taking these three texts as intertexts or as an assemblage of the true story of Alice B. Toklas, Linzie challenges assumptions about primary authorship and singular identity that have continued to limit lesbian and feminist rereadings of autobiography as a genre and of Stein and Toklas as writers and historical figures.The True Story of Alice B. Toklas explores how the concept of autobiography as a primarily referential genre is challenged and transformed in relation to autobiographical texts written about the same person, the same life, but differently, by different writers, at different points in time. The concept of one true story is deconstructed in the process as Linzie modifies Homi K. Bhabha's “almost the same but not quite/not white” for the purposes of this particular study as “almost the same but not quite/not straight.” The investigation moves simultaneously on the planes of textuality and sexuality in order to provisionally articulate a “lesbian autobiographical subject” in Linzie's reading of these three texts.Linzie's study fills a gap in literary criticism where Stein's companion and her work have been more or less neglected, conceptualizing the Stein-Toklas sexual/textual relationship as fundamentally reciprocal. The True Story of Alice B. Toklas provides a new critical perspective on Toklas as indispensable to Stein's literary production, a cultural laborer in her own right, and a writer of her own books. Making a significant contribution to recent lesbian/feminist reconceptualizations of the genre of autobiography, this study will fascinate Stein and Toklas scholars as well as those interested in queer and autobiography studies.

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas

Summary: The life of Gertrude Stein written by herself as though it were the autobiography of her secretary, Alice B. Toklas.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Americans

Page: 252

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Summary: The life of Gertrude Stein written by herself as though it were the autobiography of her secretary, Alice B. Toklas.

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B TOKLAS American Classics Series

The book starts with Alice's days in San Francisco, before she moved to France, then describes her moving to Paris, meeting Gertrude, and starting their life together.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075831977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Alice was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century, and the life partner Gertrude Stein. The book starts with Alice's days in San Francisco, before she moved to France, then describes her moving to Paris, meeting Gertrude, and starting their life together. The book had mixed reception, both among critics and Stein's friends, but the success of it was great. Today it is ranked it as one of the 20 greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B TOKLAS Modern Classics Series

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026867955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Everybody s Autobiography

Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307829774

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.

The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein Delphi Classics Illustrated

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was first published in June 1933 by
Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York. It was written in the autumn of 1932
as an attempt to gain fame and recognition and when it was released, Stein
achieved ...

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1788778987

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Gertrude Stein’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stein includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stein’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Study Guide for Gertrude Stein s The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas

Stein (18741946) is the actual author of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas ;
however, she writes as Alice B. Toklas, so her observations are as if from Toklas's
point of view. This allows Stein to say things about herself she otherwise would ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410340651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 28

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Old Wives Tales

Author: Kassi R. Cowles

Publisher:

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Category:

Page: 196

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The Biography of Alice B Toklas

"It's fitting that Alice B. Toklas, 'wife' and literary impresario of Gertrude Stein, should be the subject of a biography . . . and this is a good one, sensitive and lively. . . . it's clear from this portrait that through her possessive ...

Author: Linda Simon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803292031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

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"It's fitting that Alice B. Toklas, 'wife' and literary impresario of Gertrude Stein, should be the subject of a biography . . . and this is a good one, sensitive and lively. . . . it's clear from this portrait that through her possessive affection she not only had a dominant influence on Stein's life but (for good or ill) on her highly idiosyncratic prose. With her acid tongue, shrewd judgment, vitality, and intense loyalty she was a fairly remarkable person in her-self."--Publishers Weekly. "Linda Simon writes beautifully of Alice's early years in California, of her Polish-Jewish family, of her growing alienation from her surroundings and gravitation toward artists, of her awareness of the isolating burden homosexuality would force on her. . . . entertaining, thoroughly researched. and well-written. . . .with a clear gaze fixed on undistorted truth."--Saturday Review. "A study that shows Toklas as she must have been, not 'Miss Stein's obedient shadow,'. . . but a multifaceted and complex creature with her own tastes and standards. . . . [her story] is an emotionally stirring experience."--Washington Post Book World. Linda Simon, in her preface to this Bison Book edition, calls Alice B. Toklas "a woman who, through a mixture of determination and good luck, invented a new narrative for her life" at a time when options for women were few. Simon is the author of Thornton Wilder: His World (1979), Good Writing (1988), and other books. She is now working on a biography of William James.

The Alice B Toklas Cook Book

Instead, she wrote The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, a sharply written, deliciously rich cookbook memorializing meals and recipes shared by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wilder, Matisse, and Picasso--and of course by Alice and Gertrude themselves.

Author: Alice B. Toklas

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780063043800

Category:

Page: 336

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A beautiful new edition of the classic culinary memoir by Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein's romantic partner, with a new introduction by beloved culinary voice Ruth Reichl. Restaurant kitchens have long been dominated by men, but, as of late, there has been an explosion of interest in the many women chefs who are revolutionizing the culinary game. And, alongside that interest, an accompanying appetite for smart, well-crafted culinary memoirs by female trailblazers in food. Nearly 70 years earlier, there was Alice. When Alice B. Toklas was asked to write a memoir, she initially refused. Instead, she wrote The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, a sharply written, deliciously rich cookbook memorializing meals and recipes shared by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wilder, Matisse, and Picasso--and of course by Alice and Gertrude themselves. While The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas--penned by Gertrude Stein--adds vivid detail to Alice's life, this cookbook paints a richer, more joyous depiction: a celebration of a lifetime in pursuit of culinary delights. In this cookbook, Alice supplies recipes inspired by her travels, accompanied by amusing tales of her and Gertrude's lives together. In "Murder in the Kitchen," Alice describes the first carp she killed, after which she immediately lit up a cigarette and waited for the police to come and haul her away; in "Dishes for Artists," she describes her hunt for the perfect recipe to fit Picasso's peculiar diet; and, of course, in "Recipes from Friends," she provides the recipe for "Haschich Fudge," which she notes may often be accompanied by "ecstatic reveries and extensions of one's personality on several simultaneous planes." With an updated look and feel, and a heartwarming introduction from Gourmet's famed Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl, this much-loved, culinary classic is sure to resonate with food lovers and literary folk alike.

Staying on Alone

Alice B. Toklas' correspondence during the last twenty years of her life provides insight into her friendships and associations as well as the art and literary circles of the era

Author: Alice B. Toklas

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780871401311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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Alice B. Toklas' correspondence during the last twenty years of her life provides insight into her friendships and associations as well as the art and literary circles of the era

A Portrait in Poems

A celebration of creativity and the creative process, this innovative and readable biography champions two women who dared to live unconventional lives. Poems, paintings and Paris come to life in this enchanting book.

Author: Evie Robillard

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1525300563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A delightful introduction to one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century art and literature. Here’s an insider’s tour of the lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, amusingly addressed directly to the reader (“The next time you go to Paris …”). It explores Gertrude and Alice’s art collection, their famous writer and artist friends and even their dog, Basket. It also describes how Gertrude’s book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was not about Alice, but more about Gertrude herself! A celebration of creativity and the creative process, this innovative and readable biography champions two women who dared to live unconventional lives. Poems, paintings and Paris come to life in this enchanting book.

What is Remembered

In Alice B.Toklas' only account of her life with Gertrude Stein, she portrays a relationship that spanned two world wars and included friendships with some of the most celebrated literary figures of the time.

Author: Alice B. Toklas

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780747404392

Category: Authors, American

Page: 192

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In Alice B.Toklas' only account of her life with Gertrude Stein, she portrays a relationship that spanned two world wars and included friendships with some of the most celebrated literary figures of the time.

Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein

"This collection, a retrospective exhibit of the work of a woman who created a unique place for herself in the world of letters, contains a sample of practically every period and every manner in Gertrude Stein's career.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307829855

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 736

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"This collection, a retrospective exhibit of the work of a woman who created a unique place for herself in the world of letters, contains a sample of practically every period and every manner in Gertrude Stein's career. It includes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in its entirety; selected passages from The Making of Americans; "Melanctha"from Three Lives; portraits of the painters Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso; Tender Buttons; the opera Four Saints in Three Acts; and poem, plays, lectures, articles, sketches, and a generous portion of her famous book on the Occupation of France, Wars I Have Seen.

Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography

Conrad For many readers in 1933, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was
seen, not as a clever literary device, but as a hoax, a deliberate manipulation that
produced confusion, anger, and charges that the author, whoever she was, was a
 ...

Author: Timothy Dow Adams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807818886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in America, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

American Women s Autobiography

In 1933 , it made a best - seller of her jeu d ' esprit , The Autobiography of Alice B
. Toklas . After passing through the market , The Autobiography went on to please
a second set of cultural gatekeepers : doyens of the syllabi , denizens of the ...

Author: Margo Culley

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299132941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 329

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This is the first collection of essays to focus exclusively on the contribution of American women to the writing of autobiography. The Authors trace traditions of women's life-writing through three and a half centuries, from the narratives of Puritan women to contemporary multicultural literature. Contributors to the volume are major scholars in their fields: Sidonie Smith, Catharine Stimpson, Ann Gordon, Mary Mason, Nancy Walker, Kathleen Sands, Arlyn Diamond, and others whose essays all appear here for the first time. Reflecting recent theoretical approaches to autobiography, these essays draw upon work in literature, history, American studies, and religion, and treat both canonical writers of autobiography--Harriet Jacobs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gertrude Stein, Mary McCarthy, Maxine Hong Kingston, and others--as well as lesser known and unknown writers. Through these lives we glimpse the wider worlds of which they were a part, including the abolition and suffrage movements, western frontier life, and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century. In her introduction, Margo Culley traces the dominant tradition of American women's autobiography back to the Puritan practice of "reading the self." Writing as women and expecting to be judged as such, authors from all periods exhibit ambivalence about the first person singular, yet give themselves "permission" to write in the hope that their stories will be useful to others, particularly other women. Such purpose allows these writers to indulge all the pleasures of autobiography--pleasures of language and imagination, of narrative, of reminiscence, and even egotism. Together these essays explore gender and genre as culturally inscribed, the construction of self within language systems, the nature of female subjectivity, and the shaping forces of memory and narrative as writers engage in the making of meaning and the making of history. Grounded in the multicultural reality that is America, these essays celebrate women's lives, women's autobiographical writing (including criticism), and the fea(s)ts of reading women's writing.

Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas

Author: Ray Lewis White

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall

ISBN:

Category: Women and literature

Page: 282

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Paris France

The American writer provides an anecdotal account of her lifelong love with the French city, offering her opinions on French culture, the cultural scene, and life with some of her famous friends

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401601

Category: History

Page: 120

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The American writer provides an anecdotal account of her lifelong love with the French city, offering her opinions on French culture, the cultural scene, and life with some of her famous friends

Women s Lives Women s Times

Alice B. Toklas' What is Remembered and Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of
Alice B. Toklas1 pose a direct challenge to definitions of autobiography such as
Philippe Lejeune's: "[a] retrospective prose narrative written by a real person ...

Author: Trev Lynn Broughton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791433980

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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Points to the many ways in which the study of autobiography can contribute to the theory, practice, and politics of women’s studies as curriculum, and to feminist theory more generally.

Dear Sammy

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). Edited with a Memoir by Samuel M. Steward. (The 'Sammy' of this correspondence was a young American teacher of English literature.).

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin

ISBN:

Category: Americans

Page: 260

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Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). Edited with a Memoir by Samuel M. Steward. (The 'Sammy' of this correspondence was a young American teacher of English literature.).