The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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For Gertrude Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ‘it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning’. Picasso was there with ‘his high whinnying spanish giggle’, as were Cezanne and Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it – ‘The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me’. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein’s own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this is a definitive account by the American in Paris.

Q.E.D.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518220559

Category:

Page: 107

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The Unknown Matisse

Man of the North: 1869-1908

Author: Hilary Spurling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241984041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7111

Astonishing and essential, the biography that reclaimed Henri Matisse from history's slanders and restored his place in the canon of the 20th century's greatest artists Before acclaimed biographer Hilary Spurling turned her attention to Henri Mattise, precious few facts were known about his life - and those few were distorted by inaccuracy, misunderstanding and glaring gaps. The Unknown Matisse investigates the secret life of The Wild Beast (as he was known), whose early paintings shocked and enraged his contemporaries. It tells the story of an innovative genius, born in war-torn, poverty-stricken Flanders who finally overcame hardship and disaster to fulfil Van Gogh's prophecy: 'The painter of the future will be such a colourist as has never yet been.'

Zwei Leben

Gertrude und Alice

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518420348

Category: Authors, American

Page: 165

View: 3488


Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 4697

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

Die Autobiographie

Author: Thomas Bernhard

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518752073

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 9877

Die Ursache, Der Keller, Der Atem, Die Kälte und Ein Kind – erschienen zwischen 1975 und 1982 – galten (und gelten) als die Selbstbeschreibung des Lebens Thomas Bernhards, in denen deutlich wird, warum er zu dem Schriftsteller geworden ist, der er ist. Doch inzwischen ist es möglich, diese Autobiographie nicht nur als Darstellung der Wahrheit, sondern auch als Dichtung zu lesen.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing

Writing Biography, Autobiography and Memoir

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 2568

Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Life Writing

A Writers' and Artists' Companion

Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147252425X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 4393

Life Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing biography, autobiography and memoir. PART 1 explores the history and forms of life writing and the challenges and potential pitfalls of the genre. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling writers: Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Alain de Botton, Jill Dawson, Millicent Dillon, Margaret Drabble, Geoff Dyer, Victoria Glendinning, Lyndall Gordon, Peter Hayter, Richard Holmes, Michael Holroyd, Kathryn Hughes, Diane Johnson, Hermione Lee, Andrew Lownie, Janet Malcolm, Alexander Masters, Nancy Milford, Blake Morrison, Andrew Morton, Clare Mulley, Jenni Murray, Nicholas Murray, Kristina Olsson, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Meryle Secrest, Miranda Seymour, Frances Spalding, Hilary Spurling, Boyd Tonkin, Edmund White. PART 3 includes practical advice - from planning, researching and interviewing to writing, pacing and navigating ethical issues.

Three Lives

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963115

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4488

Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection of documents from the history of women's suffrage, medical history, modernist art, and literature enables readers to see how radical Stein's subject was.

Shakespeares ruhelose Welt

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406652883

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 4020

Während Shakespeare unvergängliche Werke wie «Romeo und Julia», «Hamlet» oder «Othello» schrieb, ging die Welt durch eine Epoche tiefgreifender Veränderungen. Seit der Entdeckung Amerikas hatten sich die Horizonte Europas dramatisch erweitert, die Reformation spaltete die Christenheit, ein ganzes Weltbild geriet ins Wanken. Neil MacGregor führt uns mitten hinein in diese aufregende Zeit – und mitten hinein in die Stücke William Shakespeares. Ob er uns das Schwert eines Edelmanns oder die Wollmütze eines Handwerksburschen, einen Glaskelch aus Venedig oder Münzen aus Marrakesch vorstellt – immer weiß Neil MacGregor in den zwanzig Kapiteln dieses Buches eines der Themen zu illuminieren, die Shakespeares Zeitalter prägten: die Globalisierung, die Glaubenskämpfe, die Pest, der Islam, die Magie – und uns zugleich vertraut zu machen mit einem der aufregendsten Dichter der Weltliteratur. Das Resultat ist ein hinreißend lebendiges, glänzend geschriebenes und in vielem überraschendes Portrait der gefährlich aufgewühlten Welt von William Shakespeare.