Thursday, January 10, 2008

Janet Malcolm's Gertrude and Alice

I just finished reading this book and am still mulling through how I feel about it. On one hand it was riveting, and I want to read much more Stein, but on the other hand I’m unsettled by the portrayal of Alice. I’ll write more about it later, but it will be a while. In the interim, read this from the Times Online.

Gertrude and Alice
The difficulty of separating Stein's influence as a writer from the force of her personality
Justin Beplate

Janet Malcolm
Gertrude and Alice
224pp. Yale University Press. £16.99.
978 0 300 12551 1

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