Gertrude Stein Poems
- Red Faces Red flags the reason for pretty flags. And ...
- Stanzas In Meditation She may count three little daisies very...
- Daughter Why is the world at peace. This may astonish you a ...
- A Long Dress That is the current that makes machinery, that ...
- America Once in English they said America. Was it English to ...
- Cézanne The Irish lady can say, that to-day is every day. ...
- Susie Asado Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea. Susie Asado.
Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France.
Gertrude Stein, the youngest of a family of five children, was born on February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (merged with Pittsburgh in 1907)to upper-class German Jewish parents, Daniel and Amelia Stein. Her father was a railroad executive whose investments in streetcar lines and real estate made the family wealthy.
When Gertrude was three years old she and her family moved to Vienna and then Paris. They returned to America in 1878, settling in Oakland, California, where Stein attended First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland's Sabbath ... more »
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''What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947)...
''It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1923). "As Eighty," Bee Time Vine, Yale University Press (1953).
''Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Mother Of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949). Originally published with the vocal score a...
''Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1946), originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Mu...
''A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. As quoted in What Are Masterpieces, afterword, by Robert Haas (19...
Red flags the reason for pretty flags.
Ribbons of flags
And wearing material
Reason for wearing material.
Can you give me the regions.
The regions and the land.
The regions and wheels.
All wheels are perfect.