Picture of Gertrude Stein, author of The Autobiograph of Alice B. Toklas; novelist and poet; twentieth century American literature and poetry
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On this day in 1933, Gertrude Stein published The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, her account of her salon life as seen through the devoted eyes of her companion. This ventriloquism allowed her to be Boswell to her own Johnson, and enshrine such Steinisms as "It was then that Gertrude Stein said, Hemingway, remarks are not literature."

 

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