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    DescriptionThrough the eyes of Miss Toklas, Gertrude Stein reviews both of their lives before their meeting and during their years of companionship


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    Title
    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ms Gertrude Stein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679724636
    ISBN 10: 067972463X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA, DSB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    DC22: 818/.5209
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 818.5209
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3537.T323 Z463 1990
    Thema V1.0: DS, DNBL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    17 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Largely to amuse herself, [ Gertrude Stein ] wrote The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in 1932...using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. It has been said that the writing takes on very much Miss Toklas' conversational style, and while this is true the style is still a variant of Miss Stein's conversation style. ...She usually insisted that writing is an entirely different thing from talking, and it is part of the miracle of this little scheme of objectification that she could by way of imitating Miss Toklas put in writing something of her own beautiful conversation. So that, aside from making a real present of her past, she created a figure of herself, established an identity a twin, a Doppelganger.... The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose... than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded .... " -- Donald Sutherland .".. The record of nearly thirty years of life in a fantastically changing Paris and else where -- a life passed in the most stimulating and important society." -- Louis Bromfield .".. One of the richest, wittiest, and most irreverent [biographies] ever written." -- William Troy
    Back cover copy
    Largely to amuse herself, Gertrude Stein wrote this book in 1932..using as a sounding board her companion Miss Toklas, who had been with her for twenty-five years. The book is full of the most lucid and shapely anecdotes, told in a purer and more closely fitting prose...than even Gide or Hemingway have ever commanded.
    Flap copy
    Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written.