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A Patriotic Reader: Gertrude Stein's America
A Patriotic Reader Gertrude Stein's America Author:Gertrude Stein Edited with introduction by Gilbert A. Harrison — Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 65-21871 — This little book consists of passages from Gertrude Stein's works, carefully selected to show that though she lived 40 years in France, she was still an American, retaining her American manners and speech and a deep devotion to her native land. The... more » passages are grouped under general headings, e.g., "Language," "Landscape," and each section has a concise introduction by Mr. Harrison. The sections: "The Doughboy" and "The GI" will be, I believe, best reading for the generation now discovering Gertrude Stein's works. All the passages fully evidence the flavor and rhythm of her writing, especially in the section "We and They" in which she explains her belief that an artist must have two countries...