• Paris, France

A witty, anecdotal account of Stein's lifelong love affair with France

Gertrude Stein lived in Paris from 1903 with her brother Leo, acting as patron for a number of soon-to-be famous artists, most notably Pablo Picasso. Published in 1940, on the day that Paris fell to the Germans, this account blends Stein's childhood memories of Paris with trenchant observations about everything French. It is a witty fricassée of food and fashion, pets and painters, musicians, friends, and artists, served up with a healthy garnish of Steinien humor and self-indulgence. For readers who have previously considered Gertrude Stein to be a difficult or even unreadable author, Paris, France provides a delightful window on the personal and unique world of one of the 20th century's most celebrated modernists.

"Fresh and sagacious." — New Yorker
"Less a love affair than an enduring marriage with a people and a country." — Guardian


GERTRUDE STEIN (1874–1946) was an American writer, critic and cultural figure. She was born in Pittsburgh of a prosperous German-Jewish family. She moved to Paris with her brother Leo, where she lived for 40 years. She is the author of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Tender Buttons, and Three Lives.
Bibliographic Data
Date Published 1st April 2012
ISBN Number 9780720614954
Pages 144

Paris, France

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