Poetry at Beinecke Library

Gertrude Stein in the News

Posted in Announcements, Beinecke Collections, Poetry at Yale by beineckepoetry on June 25, 2012

Reviews of new editions of several Gertrude Stein volumes, notices of recent scholarship and exhibition catalogs, and discussions of Stein’s life and work have recently appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and blogs (examples are linked below). A detailed description of the Stein and Toklas Archive can be found here: Guide to the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.stein. Materials from the archive, including manuscripts and documents related to the new editions of Stanzas in Meditation and Ida: A Novel, can be viewed online: Stein and Toklas Papers Image Guide: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/stein.html). An exhibition of materials in the Stein and Toklas Papers, “Descriptions of Literature: Texts and Contexts in the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers,” will be on view at the Beinecke Library from October 8 to December 14.

The Practice of Everyday Life: Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas by Christopher Schmidt, Boston Review, June 20, 2012
http://www.bostonreview.net/BR37.4/christopher_schmidt_gertrude_stein_stanzas.php

The Alibi of Ambiguity by Christopher Benfey, The New Republic, June 7, 2012
http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/103918/barbara-will-gertrude-stein-christopher-benfey

Gertrude Stein’s war years: Setting the record straight, A dossier edited by Charles Bernstein, May 9, 2012
https://jacket2.org/commentary/gertrude-steins-war-years-setting-record-straight

Gertrude Stein’s Posthumous Alphabet Book by Maria Popova, The Atlantic, May 24 2012
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/05/gertrude-steins-posthumous-alphabet-book/257489/

Missionaries by Michael Kimmelman, The New York Review of Books, April 26, 2012
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/apr/26/missionaries/; follow up commentary: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/jul/12/gertrude-stein-fascism/

Reconsidering the Genius of Gertrude Stein by Lynne Tillman, New York Times Sunday Book Review, January 27, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/books/review/reconsidering-the-genius-of-gertrude-stein.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

About the new Yale UP editions of Gertrude Stein texts: The Many Lives of Gertrude Stein: http://yalebooks.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/the-many-lives-of-gertrude-stein/; To Do, A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300170979; Ida, A Novel: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300169768; Stanzas in Meditation: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300153095.

Image: Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein with Pepe and Basket I, [1932]

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