Alice B. Toklas

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United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)

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Appearances by Alice Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Basket the poodle and a mute bear in a chair enliven what becomes a party to end all parties.
The only completed epic poetics of the twentieth century I personally accept-as-such are those of Louis Zukofsky, his "A", Gertrude Stein, her Stanzas in Meditation, possibly completed, although one wonders (in the light of Ulla Dydo's monumental research) if the terrible quarrel between Alice Toklas and Gertrude didn't shift the poem radically away from its pristine linguistic beginnings into the more narrative drama of their irresolvable argument.
Alice Toklas "agreed to take on the formidable task of transcribing Gertrude's bold and often unintelligible script, a task that was to develop into a lifetime occupation.
Janet Malcolm's intricately observed study of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice Toklas, asks how on earth a pair of ageing Jewish lesbians, living in occupied France during the war, managed to avoid the Nazis, at the time of the occupying power.
In Stein's world, the most ordinary thing could be turned upon its head, a kind of inversion of reality where even her biography of her lifelong partner Alice Toklas is really a portrait of Stein herself.
Later, I moved on to the Alice Toklas Cook Book (which were recipes cooked in France for Gertrude Stein, her lover).
Then she's giving French lessons to Alice Toklas who, in time, will be introduced to Stein becoming eventually part of the most celebrated lesbian affair in literary history.