Paris France Author:Gertrude Stein Paris France is filled with nuggets of Ms. Stein's idea of "common sense". She makes no apology for her abrupt and take charge way of communicating, nor does she apologize for her feelings of superiority of intellect. The book begins with her first memories of Paris at age 4, and continues through 1940. The culture, food and fashion of Paris are... more » summed up by Ms. Stein in one word....civilization. The French, says Ms. Stein, will "leave you inside of you completely to yourself". That, she suggests, is why so many artists chose to make Paris their home. Many friends are mentioned and often quoted in the book....Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso, Juan Gris, and of course, her life companion, Alice B. Toklas.
If you like Stein, you'll like this book. It's funny, thought-provoking, and totally in your face!« less