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Bohemian Rhapsody

Outside of Academia, does anybody read Gertrude Stein anymore? Most of her major works are too strenuously experimental to be much fun. Better to remember her as...

FINDING THE THERE THERE

WHAT ARE WE TO MAKE OF Virgil Thomson's impish opera Four Saints in Three Acts? Composed to a nonsense text by Gertrude Stein, originally sung by a mostly...

World: Together Again

Their Left Bank apartment was the living room of the Lost Generation. Through it passed every star in the artistic firmament between the two World Wars—Hemingway...

Theater: A Spell of Words

GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN by Marty Martin It is a rainy day at 27 Rue de Fleurus, and Alice, who does not like wet weather, is asleep in...

Books: A Salute to Gertrude Stein

WHAT Is REMEMBERED (186 pp.)—Alice B. Toklas—Holt, Rineharf & Winston ($4). "About six weeks ago Gertrude Stein said, it does not look to me as if you were ever...

Music: Red, White and Blue Boulevardier

Composer Virgil Thomson turns a hale and peppery 85 The way to write American music is simple. All you have to do is be an American, and then write any kind of...

Books: Stein on War

WARS I HAVE SEEN—Gertrude Stein —Random House ($2.50), "Not many people," observed Gertrude Stein's U.S. publisher, Bennett Cerf, in his best-selling Try and...

Books: Nice Old Gertrude Stein

PARIS FRANCE — Gertrude Stem —Scribner ($2.50). Gertrude Stein writes as always in a way that anyone might like or anyone might not like, as always she mixes...

Art: Museum without Windows

"I have always enjoyed going to museums," said Gertrude Stein once, "because the view from museum windows is usually very pleasant." But on her rare visits to...

Books: Stein Way, Grand

PORTRAITS AND PRAYERS—Gertrude Stein—Random House ($2.50). When Gertrude Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas appeared last year, readers discovered to...

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Photo Essays

LIFE With Horace the Housebroken Hare

Carl Mydans belongs on anyone’s short list of the 20th century’s finest photojournalists. The Boston native chronicled downtrodden migrant farmers in New England...

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