Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 1-3
  3. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 4-33
  4. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 63-82
  5. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 106-120
  6. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 121-152
  7. Jane Palatini Bowers
    Pages 153-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 157-174

About this book


In lucid and engaging prose, Jane Palatini Bowers introduces readers to Gertrude Stein's most difficult works, texts in which Stein pushes against the constraints imposed by the conventions of genre, questions the rules that confine language within pre-ordained structures, and invents a kind of 'process poetics'. Stein's repeated attempts to address through her writing the problems and paradoxes of language and literary creation challenge readers in a uniquely conscious and provocative way. Bower's account of Stein's work will be welcomed by readers who wish to meet that challenge.


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