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December 29, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 83

Quirky Genius Turns Literary Kingdom to Mud “They ask me to tell why an author like myself can become popular. It is very easy everybody keeps […]
December 9, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 82

Words, funny words and funny funny pictures and Paris in a new picture book! It begins: “Once there were two amusing American ladies, Gertrude Stein and […]
December 5, 2011

Händel’s XERXES at San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera may have already reached the zenith of this season (most reviewers thought so) with Händel’s one and only “comic” opera Xerxes from 1738 […]
November 28, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 81

Vive la France! “I cannot write too much upon how necessary it is to be completely conservative that is particularly traditional in order to be free. […]
November 10, 2011

Paris with Pina, Salome and Claude

                  Report about the new film by Wim Wenders, Pina, the opening of the Paris Opera with Salome […]
November 1, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 80

Yes, I am not alone in taking on the war-mongers against Gertrude Stein and her survival in Nazi-occupied France, with their many ignorances, lies and innuendos… […]
October 30, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 79

Giant Gertrude Stein Ridiculed By Little Male If you want to see a fresh example of how a great woman author is being diminished by a […]
October 4, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 78

Gertrude Stein a “Collaborator“, a „Nazi“? Questions abound. Suddenly everyone asks about Gertrude Stein’s whereabouts during WW2. How come she stayed in France when France was […]
October 1, 2011

Gertrude Stein’s Opera FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS in San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a little silly and naïve,” and was it? Four Saints was supposed to be a highlight of the two landmark […]
September 21, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 77

27, rue de Fleurus September 2011 Usually the glass door only allows a glance into the far-away courtyard, well locked away by a modern door code […]