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June 4, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 47

“Why is Gertrude Stein So Important?” was the title of one panel at the American Literature Association last weekend, with an entire day of panels on […]
May 28, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 46

The Story of the Safety Pin. Gertrude was the guest of honor at the Diane Middlebrook Salon in San Francisco, this past Sunday, May 23rd, and […]
May 22, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 45

“I am writing for myself and strangers.” Quoting Stein leads to inevitable creativity. I enjoyed the comment to my last blog (# 44) that offered a […]
May 15, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 44

There is a general consensus that there are two Gertrude Steins: one readable, the other not. One easily accessible, the other not. I found this to […]
May 2, 2010

A Book Like No Other: Linda Ellia’s “Notre Combat” (Our Struggle)

Read about the book exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco: French artist Linda Ellia shows “Notre Combat” (Our Struggle) — 450 pages of […]
April 8, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 40

Gertrude has had a meeting with the Zeitgeist. I had just posted # 39, the attempt of Proust, Joyce and Pound to Twitter (quite in vain, […]
April 8, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 39

What it would be like if Proust, Pound, Joyce and Stein had to be “authorpreneurs” and polish their FaceBook Fan pages and emit daily tweets? Are […]
April 7, 2010

Just created a Facebook page

This is a photographic appetizer of favorite pics of Gertrude Stein. Link  
April 3, 2010

San Francisco Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid”

Review at http://www.scene4.com/0410/renatestendhal0410.html  
February 8, 2010

Happy birthday, Gertie!

My blog continues at http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blog/list?user=1fxhrwbaix6wi She is turning 136 this year in her very own ageless way. And here is the mythical birth as told in […]