Janet Malcolm examines biography, Stein, and Toklas in her new book
Gertrude and Alice
by Janet Malcolm
Yale University Press
$25.00 List Price
In her 1988 essay “(Im)Personating Gertrude Stein,” Marjorie Perloff takes a sharp knife to Marty Martin’s Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein, the sort of one-character Hal Holbrooke–ish stage production popular in the 1970s and ’80s, and its presentation, as the publisher of the play had declared, of “true Stein style.” The crux of the matter is pretty simple: “On the one hand, there is the public
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