In the s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein’s posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that. Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas had rented in the Rhone Valley, Stanzas in Meditation is one of Stein’s most abstract and. Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation, published previously in only a very limited edition, is a monumental and rather terrifying word machine. By contrast to the.
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Preview — Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein. Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein. Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Gsrtrude had rented in the Rhone Valley, Stanzas in Meditation is one of Stein’s most abstract and complex works.
Toklas, penned in the same year. The latter, written in a more direct and normative language, brought Stei Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. The latter, written in a more direct and meditxtion language, brought Stein international stanzsa and resulted in the attention she received from on, while the former remained unavailable until its publication, after her death, in To Stein readers and admirers, however, this is one of her most important works, a poetic achievement central to her canon.
From John Ashbery’s groundbreaking essay-review of Stanzas in to Richard Bridgman’s publication, Gertrude Stein in Pieces, poets and critics have recognized the importance of this masterpiece. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Stanzas in Meditationplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Stanzas in Meditation. Lists with This Book. Jul 26, Mitch rated it it was amazing. I don’t really know if this edition is the same stanzaas the volume of Yale that I have in hardback, but kn probably is.
Especially great when read aloud, vertrude is my favorite Gertrude Stein. Dec 02, Richard Anderson rated it it was ok. What a waste of time. To read this book, you must read a lot of other Stein works first because she quotes herself. Also you need to read biographical books including her autobiographies like The Autobiography of Alice B. If you like rap, read Stanzas out loud and you will get the first level of this book. I found Joan Retallack’s preface very helpful but you need to read that stanxas with eyes open and pencil at hand.
Check me out on Scene4. Dec 19, Mark rated it it was amazing. My favorite Stein, especially for the brilliant and little-read shorter wtein included at the back of the book, written between and I’m assuming the text is the same as the Yale version. Apr 01, Emas Negarawan rated it did not like it. I do not think I will continue reading this. It is very odd.
Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein
Meaningless rhymes and random thoughts. Stein was smoking a “pipe” as she “meditated” these poems. Mar 05, Juliekantor rated it it was amazing. One of the stsnzas ever.
A riveting and evocative innovation of our language, the scope of which we have barely begun to understand. Aug 03, Penny rated it it was amazing. Still wondering if I’ll understand any of what I read, but thankfully that’s not really the point.
It was the first of the stanzas to be published, I believe, in the winter of in Orbes 4, p. For that catalog, it was also translated into French, by Stein’s and Picabia’s mutual friend, Marcel Duchamp. This edition has a blurb on the back by poet Lyn Hejinian. Oct 23, Claudia Keelan rated it it was amazing. One of the purposes of meditation is to detach from the noise of self. Stanzzas this book, Stein creates constant presences with the proliferation of pronouns, persons who come and go, sometimes sweetly, sometimes annoyingly, and always somehow in the relation to the “i” who is trying to let go of her self-importance.
Stein wrote in “Grammar and Poetry” that she loved pronouns for how “mistaken” they can be.
Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein – Poems |
Who are you and I, who is she and he, and where after all, is it? Deictic, pronouns show only One of the purposes of meditation is to detach from the noise of self.
Deictic, pronouns show only relative relation. We stanzs among us in this poem, drifting as people do, as thought does. Nov 18, Tony Iantosca rated it it was amazing. Charles rated it really liked it Feb 18, Resi rated it liked it Feb 04, Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, L rated it really liked it Aug 25, Adhem rated it really liked it Oct 06, Alissa Bourbonnais rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Karen rated gergrude liked it May 16, Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Tanner rated it liked it Jan 24, Debrah rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Charles rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Leila Gertride rated it really liked it Nov 16, Luke rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Peter rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Michael rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Jul 31, Gloria Guthrie rated it really meditatioon it Oct 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Gertrude Stein was an American writer who spent most of her life in France, and who became a catalyst in the development of modern art and literature.
Her life was marked by two primary relationships, the first with her brother Leo Stein, fromand the second with Alice B.
Toklasfrom until Stein’s jn in Stein shared her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, first with Leo an Gertrude Stein was an American writer who spent most of her life in France, and who became a catalyst in the medktation of modern art and literature. Stein shared her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, first with Gerhrude and then with Alice. Throughout her lifetime, Stein cultivated significant tertiary relationships with well-known members of the avant garde artistic and literary world of her time.
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