A lively and intensively researched biography that takes Alice B. Toklas out of the shadows for the first time and places her alongside Gertrude Stein.
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Linda Simon is the author of Gertrude Simon: A Composite Portrait, Genunie Reality: A Life of William James, and many more. She is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Skidmore College in New York.Review:
"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 (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 (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 (Washington Post Book World)
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Descripción Peter Owen, 1978. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 328 pages. 8.50x5.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk072060530X