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In this, the most memorable of her works, Gertrude Stein paints striking portraits of three women. The Good Anna is the story of a sober housekeeper of German stock. The Gentle Lena is concerned with a passive German girl who endures her woeful life until she dies in childbirth. Melanetha tells of a young, intelligent, half-white girl's sexual searching and tragic love affair.

These stories reveal a young Gertrude Stein, who has begun to experiment with language but is still rooted to some extent in traditional narrative. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob | 2/12/2011

    " (6/10) Innovative, important, at times penetrating, and pretty fucking tedious to actually read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Taylor | 1/30/2011

    " OH. MY. WORD. This book will absolutely kill your soul. Avoid at all costs. That's all I have to say. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charlotte | 1/9/2011

    " To me, this book was unreadable. Once I realized that the characters had been speaking in the same circles for 20 pages, I recognized that I needed to find a different book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anita | 1/2/2011

    " possibly the only modernism book that I feel I understand from cover to cover... very artifully constructed. worthwhile, educations, rewarding read. Not one to curl up on the sofa and feel warm with. "

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About the Author
Author Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was born in Pittsburgh to a prosperous German-Jewish family. She was educated in France and the United States, worked under the pioneering psychologist William James, and later studied medicine. With her brother Leo she was an important patron of the arts, acquiring works by many contemporary artists, most famously Picasso, while her home became a popular meeting place for writers and painters from Matisse to Hemingway. Her books include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.