Geography and Plays

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 447 pages
Geography and Plays is a collection of Gertrude Stein’s writing from about 1908 to 1920. Originally published in 1922 with an introduction by Sherwood Anderson, it was almost inaccessible for many years. This edition makes it possible for students and other devotees of Stein to see the developing strategies of one of the acknowledged giants of literary modernism, whose pathbreaking departures in literary style have recently been assigned still greater importance in light of new theories about women’s writing. An introduction by Cyrena N. Pondrom provides contemporary readers with a fine orientation to the importance of Stein’s achievement in this early work.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Achievement
vii
Analysis of Contents of Geography and Plays
lvi
The Work of Gertrude Stein
5
SUSIE ASADO
13
A COLLECTION
23
France 1913
27
AMERICANS
39
ITALIANS
46
EVERY AFTERNOON A Dialogue
254
Please Do Not Suffer A Play 1916
262
COUNTING HER DRESSES A Play
275
LIKE IT TO BE A PLAY A Play
286
Not Sightly A Play 1914
290
BONNE ANNEE A Play
302
Mexico A Play 1916
304
A FAMILY OF PERHAPS THREE
331

A SWEET TAIL GYPSIES
65
IN THE GRASS ON SPAIN
75
ENGLAND
82
MALLORCAN STORIES
96
Scenes Actions and Dispositions of Relations
97
THE KING OR SOMETHING THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
122
Publishers the Portrait Gallery and
134
Portrait of Prince B D 1913
150
PORTRAIT OF CONSTANCE FLETCHER
157
One Van Vechten 1913
176
ONE VAN VECHTEN
199
A Curtain Raiser 1913
202
plays monologues and dialogues
203
WHAT HAPPENED A Play in Five Acts
205
Do Let Us Go AWAY A Play
215
FOR THE COUNTRY ENTIRELY A Play in Letters
227
ADVERTISEMENTS
341
PINK MELON Joy
347
IF YOU HAD THREE HUSBANDS
377
Late war and postwar pieces usually more political
392
TOURTY OR TOURTEBATTRE A STORY OF THE GREAT
401
AND ASK ASIA
407
The PsyCHOLOGY OF NATIONS OR WHAT ARE
416
Notes on Contents and Dates of Composition
423
A POEM ABOUT WALBERG
428
Bibliography
433
189
434
Like It to Be a Play A Play 1916 286
437
Sacred Emily 1913 178
438
General Index
441
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Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) is also the author of Three Lives, Tender Buttons, The Making of Americans, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and dozens of other novels, plays, poems, and stories. Cyrena N. Pondrom is professor of English and director of the Women's Studies Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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