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Gertrude & Alice

by Souhami, Diana

Condition: Good/None issued

UK: Phoenix Press, London, 1991. In this book the odd, legendary, and passionate collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas is eyed with detailed objectivity by London critic Souhami. This book presents the engaging backstage story to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas--and, surprisingly, the first Stein biography in more than a decade. Photographs by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton stand out among illustrations that convey Stein and her world. review >>> it was facinating learning about these two women and thier unique lives. Souhami's signed in pen on the title page. Faults? lower right corner thumbed, beginning of a crease on cover, prev owner has taped over their name (a guilty secret?), otherwise 300 crisp white pp, approx 700g packed for post. Souhami's own comment >> With Gertrude and Alice I played on the irony that the perfect marriage: loyalty, commitment, delight in each other til death do us part, was between two women. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, first met in Paris on Sunday 8 September 1907 and from that day on were never apart until Gertrude’s death on Saturday 27 July 1946.. Signed by Author. Cardcover. Good/None issued. 23.5cm.


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