Fiction. LGBT Studies. With an Introduction by Lyn Hejinian. First published in 1909, the great American version of Flaubert's Trois Contes recounts the lives of three plain and humble women, two working as household servants and the third, a Black woman, involved in an unhappy love affair. But to express these revelatory fictions in this manner is to miss everything, for Stein's language of the first decade of the 20th century is still as fresh today as if her characters had just created the American tongue. Poet Lyn Hejinian adds new perceptions about this work in her stunning introduction.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA
Gertrude Stein was born in 1874 and died in 1946. An American writer who spent most of her life in France, she was a catalyst in the development of modern literature and art. Stein was the author of more than 25 books of experimental writing, many of which were self-published. TENDER BUTTONS was her second published work, and set the foundation for not only her own oeuvre, but for generations of writers to come. She never visited Canada.