Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

A selective list of literary criticism for the American expatriate experimentalist, poet, novelist, and autobiographer, Gertrude Stein, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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"Gertrude Stein." Reputable literary criticism for Gertrude Stein; contents include "Stein's Life and Career" by Linda Wagner-Martin; and Patriarchal Poetry" by Karen Ford. Modern American Poetry site, Univ. of Illinois.

"Gertrude Stein." An encyclopedia-type introduction to Gertrude Stein. Poetry Foundation.

"Gertrude Stein." A brief introduction, with links to poems and articles. Academy of American Poets.

"Gertrude Stein--brief biography." Professor Al Filreis's web site.

Discussion guide for teachers and readers of Gertrude Stein's poetry, from educational publisher Heath.

"Modernist Portraits: Gertrude Stein." A web site on teaching Gertrude Stein. "American Passages," PBS.

"Leo and Gertrude Stein." The Twentieth Century: American Modernist Writers. A Yale Library exhibition documents the influence of Oriental aesthetics on American Modernists.

Leick, Karen. An introduction to Gertrude Stein from the Literary Encyclopedia 28 March 2003. On The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) [subscription service].

Ashbery, John. "The Impossible," by poet John Ashbery, on Stein's Stanzas in Meditation. Poetry magazine, July 1957.

Frost, Elizabeth A. "Signifyin(g) on Stein: The Revisionist Poetics of Harryette Mullen and Leslie Scalapino" On the influence of Stein's poetics on two contemporary feminist avant-guard poets. Postmodern Culture 5 (May 1995).

Olson, Liesl M. "Gertrude Stein, William James, and habit in the shadow of war." Twentieth Century Literature (Fall 2003) [free at jstor.

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