Tag Archives: Gertrude Stein

A Note on Herman Melville, Gertrude Stein and John Ashbery

When the substance is gone, men cling to the shadow—Melville, Pierre First all beauty…. is denied and then all beauty…. is accepted—Stein, Composition as Explanation There is nothing to do except observe the horizon,the only one, that seems to want … Continue reading

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When She’s High (letting out Stein)

Hello, do you have Alberta in a can? in a can Albert in a can in a Alberta in a can? Who was first? Albert the IInd was first albeit another Albert not the Ist and not an Alberta Alberts … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Stein and Picasso

My apologies for waxing academic, but after all I am a student of modern poetry right now. One of the secondary reasons I decided to take the University of Pennsylvania’s class on modern and contemporary poetry (the primary reason was … Continue reading

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