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Gertrude Stein

"A saint a real saint never does anything, a martyr does something but a really good saint does nothing, and so I wanted to have Four Saints who did nothing and I wrote the Four Saints in Three Acts and they did nothing and that was everything."

Internet Resources: Books:

  • To get an idea of what's in print, try the complete book listings at Amazon.com for Gertrude Stein. Here are some selected primary titles:

    NOTE: If you link from here to Amazon.com and then buy a new book, 5 to 15% of your purchase price will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

    • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.
      Paperback - Vintage Books; ISBN: 067972463X Reissue edition (March 1990)
      Library Binding: Econo-Clad Books; ISBN: 0613170938; (October 1999)
      Digital: Adobe Reader Format Publisher: Modern Library; ISBN: B00005ORG9; 1 edition (October 2000)
      Digital: Microsoft Reader FormatPublisher: Modern Library; ISBN: B000051WZU; 1 edition (October 2000)

    • How to Write by Gertrude Stein, Patricia Meyerowitz (Designer). Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 6.31 x 4.63 Publisher: Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486231445; (June 1975)

    • Ida: A Novel by Gertrude Stein. Paperback: 154 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 7.26 x 4.33 Publisher: Random House (Paper); ISBN: 039471797X; (September 1972)

    • Library of America:
      "...the Library of America has given her its official stamp of approval as a Great American Writer by dedicating its 99th and 100th volumes to collecting together her voluminous works. Volume 1 covers Stein's work between the years 1903 and 1932 and includes a fascinating mix of previously unpublished prose (her 1903 novel Q.E.D., theater work such as Four Saints in Three Acts, and of course, her poetry, experimental prose, lectures, and essays). For Gertrude Stein aficionados, this collection is a welcome and long-awaited event." ­Amazon.com
      • Volume 99 – Gertrude Stein : Writings 1903-1932. by Gertrude Stein, Harriet Chessman and Catharine R. Stimpson, editors. Hardcover - 960 pages (March 1998) Library of America; ISBN: 188301140X
      • Volume 100 – Gertrude Stein : Writings 1932-1946 by Gertrude Stein, Harriet Chessman and Catharine R. Stimpson, editors. Hardcover - 864 pages (March 1998) Library of America; ISBN: 1883011418

    • Lucy Church Amiably by Gertrude Stein. Paperback - Dalkey Archive Pr; (April 2000) ISBN: 1564782409 240 pages.

    • The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress (American Literature Series) by Gertrude Stein, William H. Gass, Steven Meyer (Introduction). Paperback: 925 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.61 x 8.04 x 6.04 Publisher: Dalkey Archive Pr; ISBN: 1564780880; Reprint edition (December 1995)

    • Paris France by Gertrude Stein. Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 8.23 x 5.54 Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0871401606; Reissue edition (March 1996) LC Call No.: DC715 .S68

    • Picasso by Gertrude Stein. Paperback: 55 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 8.45 x 5.42 Publisher: Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486247155; (November 1984)

    • Selected writings. Edited, with an introd. and notes, by Carl van Vechten and with an essay on Gertrude Stein by F. W. Dupee. LC Call No. PS3537.T323 A6 Dewey No. 818.52
      Paperback: 706 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.22 x 8.02 x 5.20 Publisher: Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679724648; Rei edition (April 1990)
      Hardcover: Publisher: Peter Smith Pub; ISBN: 0844666335; (June 1992)

    • Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein. (Sun and Moon Classics, No 44) Paperback: 184 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.61 x 7.48 x 5.01 Publisher: Sun & Moon Press; ISBN: 1557131694; (December 1994) LC Call No.: PS3537.T323 A6 1969 vol. 6 Dewey No.: 811/.5/2

    • Tender Buttons : Objects, Food, Rooms by Gertrude Stein.
      Paperback - Dover Pubns; (November 1997) 64 pages ISBN: 0486298973
      Library Binding- Classic Books; ISBN: 1582018413

    • Three lives : stories of the good Anna, Melanctha, and the gentle Lena by Gertrude Stein. LC Call No. PS3537.T323 T5 Dewey No. 813/.52 19
      Paperback: 262 pages ; Publisher: Penguin USA ISBN: 0140181849; (June 1990)
      Hardcover: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 8.55 x 5.75 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0312226969; (February 2000) Three Lives (Bedford Cultural Edition) by Gertrude Stein, Linda Wagner-Martin (Editor).
      Audio Cassette: Walter Zimmermann (Reader). Publisher: Blackstone Audio Books; ISBN: 0786106093; Unabridged, 6 cassettes edition (June 1990)

    • To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays by Gertrude Stein. Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.40 x 5.90 x 4.15 Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist; ISBN: 1892295164; (December 15, 2000)

  • Try the Library of Congress Catalogs to see what you may be able to obtain through your library or interlibrary loan.


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