The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein


Portrait of Gertrude Stein, New York (1934 Nov...

Portrait of Gertrude Stein, New York (1934 November 4) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Autobiography of Alice B. ToklasThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Free download available at eBooks@Adelaide.

 

Opening lines:
I was born in San Francisco, California. I have in consequence always preferred living in a temperate climate but it is difficult, on the continent of Europe or even in America, to find a temperate climate and live in it. My mother’s father was a pioneer, he came to California in ‘49, he married my grandmother who was very fond of music. She was a pupil of Clara Schumann’s father. My mother was a quiet charming woman named Emilie.

 

A splendid book where we can find some historical artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Braque as well as some famous writers, Ernest Hemingway among others.

 

The book is written in a prose mode which makes the reading flows quite well. The description of how the intellectuals faced the World War I is also described by the author.

 


Portrait of Gertrude Stein by Pablo Picasso inside Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

 

 

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