In the s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein’s posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that. Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas had rented in the Rhone Valley, Stanzas in Meditation is one of Stein’s most abstract and. Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation, published previously in only a very limited edition, is a monumental and rather terrifying word machine. By contrast to the.

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I’m assuming the text is the same as the Yale version.

Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein

It is remarkable how quickly they learn But if they learn and it is very remarkable how quickly they learn It makes not only but by and by And they can not only be not here But not there Which after all makes no difference After all this does not make any does not make any difference I add added it to it. Any one can learn that north of course Is not only north but north as north Why were they worried. Oct 23, Claudia Keelan rated it it was amazing.

Resi rated it liked it Feb 04, She died in France in Gloria Guthrie rated it really liked it Oct 11, Check me out on Scene4. In this book, Stein creates constant presences with the proliferation of pronouns, persons who come and go, sometimes sweetly, sometimes annoyingly, and always somehow in the relation to the “i” who is trying to let go of her self-importance.


Deictic, pronouns show only One of the purposes of meditation is to detach from the noise of self.

To ask other readers questions about Stanzas in Meditationplease sign up. Part I Stanza XIII She gerturde count three little daisies very well By multiplying to either six nine or fourteen Or she can be well mentioned as twelve Which they may like which they can like soon Or more than ever which they wish as a button Just as much as they arrange which they wish Or they can attire where they need as which say Can they call meditatjon hat or a hat a day Made merry because it is so.

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Her writing, characterized by its use of words for their associations and sounds rather than their meanings, received considerable interest from other artists and writers, but did not find a wide audience.

We are among us in this poem, drifting as people do, as thought does. Michael rated it it was amazing Apr 09, A riveting and evocative innovation of our language, the scope of which we have barely begun to understand. This edition has a blurb on the back by poet Lyn Hejinian.

The latter, written in a more direct and normative language, brought Stei Written in at the house that Gertrude Stein and Alice B.

Stanzas in Meditation

I could rather be rather be here. Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein. To Stein readers and admirers, however, this is one of her most important works, a poetic achievement central to her canon.


Especially great when read aloud, this is my favorite Gertrude Stein. To read this book, you must read a lot of other Stein works first because she quotes herself. Apr 01, Emas Negarawan rated it did not like it.

Charles rated it it was amazing Dec 12, All the goods are stolen, all the blisters are in the cup. Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Who are you and I, who is she and he, and where after all, is it? The latter, written in a more direct and normative language, brought Stein international acclaim and resulted in the attention she received from on, while the former remained unavailable until its publication, after her death, in I do not think I will continue reading this.

Gertrude Stein was an American writer who spent most of her life in France, and who became a catalyst in the development of modern art and literature. No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Quotes from Stanzas in Medita My favorite Stein, especially for the brilliant and little-read shorter pieces included at the back of the book, written between and Stein attended Mediattion College from towhere she specialized in Psychology under noted psychologist William James.