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!