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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This lesson she learned from loving Alice Toklas. In what Shari Benstock calls "a grammar of lesbian domesticity" (162), Stein narrates a world of stasis, change, and understanding: "in the inside there is sleeping, in the outside there is reddening, in the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling" (Tender Buttons 33).
As Kirk Curnutt notes, after the success of Autobiography, Stein "questioned her freedom to pursue abstruse literary experiments without concern for reader's expectations." (14) In the conventional narrative prose of Everybody's Autobiography, throughout which Alice Toklas is notably absent, Stein questions identity.
They all said "Leave," and I said to Alice Toklas, "well I don't
The narrator is an intimate of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, sharing their home near the Luxembourg Gardens.
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." The typing of The Making of Americans was her first chore.
By adding the duo of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas to the list, Rabate is able to explore most of the permutations of pairing afforded by the terms male, female, heterosexual, and homosexual.
Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas & Pablo Picasso, a new play by Alcides Nogueira, one of Brazil's most talented writers for stage and screen, met with the same standing ovations in Miami as it had in Sao Paulo.
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 a scene in The Autobiography that Stein begins by suggesting the performativity of identity, Picasso approaches Alice Toklas at a party and asks her if she thinks he looks like President Lincoln.
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.
The peasants were convinced that Old Nick himself had come amongst them, and not even the comfortable chocolate gateaux on the front seat, purchased in Lyon, for Gertrude Stein's lover, Alice Toklas, dispelled their terror.