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CANCELLED: Gertrude Stein Conquers America

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ClassGraphic In 1933, The Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas, went pyrotechnic, a blazing triumph, the talk of Paris and the world. A book tour was essential. Would Miss Gertrude Stein come to America? Would she ever! When her ship docked, throngs waited to greet the celebrated friend of Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway. They followed her for nine months through 35 cities. She was feted like a head of state, earning enraptured reviews everywhere. Texas, Hollywood, New Orleans. Tea with Mrs. Roosevelt. Chicago, her favorite city. She liked snow. Loved airplane travel. Her bon mots also flew, non-stop. Reading for this study group is Gertrude Stein Has Arrived (John Hopkins U. Press, 2019) by historical biographer Roy Morris, Jr. A copy of the introductory chapter of The Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas will be provided. The study group will discuss this ex-pat who had a unique and witty insight into American culture of the day, helped introduce the world to a number of great writers, and was a skilled writer in her own right. Join the parade as Gertrude Stein tours America.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ken Behles2.Margot Wallace 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/7/2023 - 12/7/2023 Weekly - Thu 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Margot Wallace  ; Ken Behles 
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