Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude and Alice

Diana Souhami / Oct 21, 2019

Gertrude and Alice Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on September in Paris and remained together from that day until Gertrude s death in They became a legendary couple photographed by Stieglitz

  • Title: Gertrude and Alice
  • Author: Diana Souhami
  • ISBN: 9781842120330
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on September 8, 1907, in Paris, and remained together from that day until Gertrude s death in 1946 They became a legendary couple, photographed by Stieglitz, Man Ray Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso, and written about in the works of Hemingway, Paul Bowles and Sylvia Beach Gertrude and Alice is the highly acclaimed storyGertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on September 8, 1907, in Paris, and remained together from that day until Gertrude s death in 1946 They became a legendary couple, photographed by Stieglitz, Man Ray Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso, and written about in the works of Hemingway, Paul Bowles and Sylvia Beach Gertrude and Alice is the highly acclaimed story of their remarkable life together From letters, memoirs and their published writings and with rich illustrations, Whitbread Award winner Diana Souhami brings their characters, beliefs,and achievements vividly to life so emphatically and uncompromisingly themselves, that the world could do nothing less than accept them as they were.

    Gertrude Alice Bookstore and Cafe in Bondi Beach Call Gertrude Alice bookstore Bondi Beach is an oasis for writers, readers, coffee lovers and thespians alike Come and enjoy an award winning campos coffee Gertrude and Alice Buddies in Bad Times TheatreBuddies Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them The couple recounts stories of their year marriage, of meetings with iconic artists and writers, and of Alice s overwhelming, consuming devotion to Gertrude s genius. Gertrude and Alice Diana Souhami Gertrude and Alice is the highly acclaimed story of their remarkable life together From letters, memoirs and their published writings and with rich illustrations, Whitbread Award winner Diana Souhami brings their characters, beliefs,and achievements vividly to life so emphatically and uncompromisingly themselves, that the world could do Gertrude and Alice Salon Nov , The first time Alice B Toklas met Gertrude Stein, Alice believed Gertrude to be speaking from her brooch She wore a large, round coral brooch, and when she talked, very little, or Gertrude and Alice CBC Books Gertrude and Alice is a play which sees Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B Toklas transported to present day and examining their historical legacies for better or worse through a Gertrude and Alice by Diana Souhami Gertrude and Alice is the highly acclaimed story They became a legendary couple, photographed by Stieglitz, Man Ray Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso, and written about in the works of Hemingway, Paul Bowles and Sylvia Beach. Review Gertrude And Alice NOW Magazine Mar , Home Culture Theatre Review Gertrude And Alice Review Gertrude And Alice A look at the lives of the famous lesbian couple is entertaining, informative and cheeky by Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas Stuff You Missed in Feb , Gertrude Stein is an icon in the world of modernist literature Alice B Toklas is often described as her partner and assistant, but she was a published writer as well, and assistant really doesn t cover how important she was to Stein s life and work. Gertrude Stein Gertrude and Alice, who were both Jewish, escaped persecution probably because of their friendship to Bernard Fa who was a collaborator with the Vichy regime and had connections to the Gestapo, or possibly because Gertrude was an American and a famous author. Alice B Toklas Alice Babette Toklas April , March , was an American born member of the Parisian avant garde of the early th century, and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein

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    About "Diana Souhami"

      • Diana Souhami

        Diana Souhami was brought up in London and studied philosophy at Hull University She worked in the publications department of the BBC before turning to biography In 1986 she was approached by Pandora Press and received a commission to write a biography of Hannah Gluckstein Souhami became a full time writer publishing biographies which mostly explore the most influential and intriguing of 20th century lesbian and gay lives.She is the author of 12 critically acclaimed nonfiction and biography books, including Selkirk s Island winner of the Whitbread Biography Award , The Trials of Radclyffe Hall winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography , the bestselling Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter winner of the Lambda Literary Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year , Gertrude and Alice, and Wild Girls Paris, Sappho, and Art She lives in London.


    138 Comments

    1. This is the third of the voyeuristic readings I've been doing on these gay lovers of long ago, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. After reading "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" (by Gertrude) and "Staying on Alone: Letters of Alice B. Toklas" (by Alice) I got the impression that it was more of a platonic, literary partnership between the couple. I was mistaken. They did have lots of sex. Gertrude was the "husband" and Alice called her "lovey"; while Alice was the wife and Gertrude's term o [...]


    2. A tight overview without excess embroidery. My favorite gang is all here: Carl Van Vechten, Mabel Dodge, Robert McAlmon. Now what was Janet Malcolm's beef about Getting Gertie's Garter? Souhami, whose title was swiped by Malcolm, is an elegant writer and, unlike Malcolm, she doesnt crave attention.


    3. The first time I ever got thrown out of a university library, it was for uncontrollable laughter while readingThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein. The second time, ditto while reading this biography of Stein's and Toklas's marriage by Diana Souhami.There's something so hilarious about this lifelong matchup of polar opposites who were connected at the hip since pretty much the day the two American rebels met in Paris. That was shortly after the San Francisco earthquake, back in [...]


    4. I've read The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (really by Gertrude Stein), Staying on Alone, a collection of Alice's letters from the long years she lived on after Gertrude's death, and the Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company by James Mellow, a really wonderful portrait of the life and times of Gertrude Stein (and the people she and Alice knew, sometimes loved, often quarreled with). I have read Three Lives by Stein, admittedly her most accessible work, and have made forays into some of t [...]


    5. Stein/Toklas är ett mkt intressant par, och bitvis är biografin över deras liv både rörande och vacker på ett sådant sätt att hjärtat sjunger. Men dessvärre är biografin dåligt skriven, fokus hoppar mellan väsentligheter och totala oväsentligheter. Så därför landar jag på 2 stjärnor i betyg.


    6. Where the phrase "Don't have a cow" originates lol.I'd become irritated by enough Gertrude Stein references already when I stumbled across this book. Having eaten the brownies referenced by Alice's name (she was appalled by the recipe's attribution) and curious about the development of the modern 'artiste' I became more fascinated by these two women and the dynamic influence Stein had during this era of much foment. I was a fly on the wall reading the author's reconstruction of how the unusual p [...]


    7. Very readable biography of this dynamic Sapphic duo. Souhami isn't as exhaustive as James Mellow in CHARMED CIRCLE or as "investigative" as Janet Malcolm in TWO LIVES; this is biography as straightforward narrative, without the day-by-day calendarisms that happen when a writer tries to be a completist or the "meta-" inflections that occur when she uses a life as an allegory of writing biography. If there's nothing groundbreaking here, the author does do a nice job of taking "Pussy" and "Baby"'s [...]


    8. Although I found Getrude and Alice's life together pretty boring, I still learned a lot from this book. Art and culture in the 20th century, Picasso was a great friend of theirs and they accumulated valuable paintings by him when his paintings were still largely unknown. Not too much info on their personal lives, none of their correspondence to each other was included, but that may have been because it was destroyed on the day of Gertrude's funeral. I'm not sure what the reason for that was, but [...]


    9. I never liked Gertrude Stein -- maybe because of what Hemingway wrote about her. I like her even less now, having read this very good biography. I don't like Alice Toklas either. Nevertheless, this book was interesting and a pleasure to read, and that's unusual because I tend to want to like the people I read about -- feeling that when I am reading about them, I'm spending time with them. The two were interesting characters and their relationship was noteworthy and I guess I always enjoy being t [...]


    10. I had no idea who Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas were beyond a vague recognition of their names prior to reading this book. Now, I wonder how that was possible. Gertrude Stein was a literary movement. I thought this biography had a relatively smooth narrative which kept me interested and never bored. The book spans the life of both Gertrude and Alice and is relatively thin for that length of time. Accordingly, the book proves to be only an introduction to the very interesting life these two peo [...]


    11. I melded my reading and writing based on Gertrude Stein's work by reading this biography that I found it a second hand store. It was the most enjoyable to read, lively and seemed to capture the life of both of these strong women. It was easier reading than Gertrude's writing. It was a great complement.


    12. extremely interesting, not sure if Gertrude Stein was a genius or a megalomaniac, and not sure if Alice B Toklas was a sycophant or the woman behind the 'man', and not sure if anyone really knows, but they had a fascinating existence, pissing people off and living for themselves. Not a brilliant exercise in writing, but a great read nonetheless


    13. This book will always be special to me for sparking my love for both of these amazing women, but especially for Gertrude Stein's practice: genius is almost an understatement. A well researched, detailed and entertaining read through the lives of one of the greatest couples to have ever lived.



    14. I read this book so long ago but I do remember that it was facinating learning about these two women and thier unique lives.




    15. 4 stars though due in part to google searches inspired by the book. For example, unknown paintings required a look and then I would get sidetracked onto something else. Gertrude and Alice lived a bold and exciting life, especially for the time. The book begins in San Francisco and their respective early lives. Though they both lived in the area they did not meet until in Paris. Gertrude was very close to her brother Leo. In the early twentieth century she followed him to Paris. They lived togeth [...]


    16. What a wonderfully written, intelligent and sensible story of the lives of two of the most famous women of the last century. When I finished, I found a strange irony in the fact that their lives have played an important part in my life. In 1967 when I went off to Vietnam, Alice died and was buried in Pere Lachaise next to Gertrude. Just as I was starting my life as a man, they ended theirs as the hostesses with the most in Paris. It's true they literally knew everyone in art and literature. Thei [...]


    17. I was completely wrapped up in this book. These were two really fascinating women! However, upon reading the excerpts from Stein's writings, I had to agree with many of the publishers who rejected the materials she submitted. Still, what a time it must have been to be alive, free and relatively prosperous! Gertrude Stein certainly lived her life to the fullest. I think she would have been interesting to know, yet I know I'd be relegated to the kitchen with the other wives and Alice Toklas, who I [...]


    18. This was an interesting biography about the life of author Gertrude Stein and her life partner, Alice B. Toklas. They were very quirky and I would only recommend the book as a period piece, as it doesn't go into much detail about them personally - mostly an overview of their life in Europe and the publication process of her books.


    19. Although not a riveting book, I enjoyed learning more about the lives of these two- their friends, their interest in art, and, later, their lives during the war. If I understood or enjoyed Gertrude's writing more, I would certainly have enjoyed the book more. But, there were a lot of excerpts of her writings, which I find rambling, and I skipped over many of them.



    20. much better than souhami's "gluck" - which is a shame because i SO want to fall in love with gluck the way i've loved G&A all these years.


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