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Gertrude Stein - Biography.

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Gertrude Stein - Biography. American novelist, essayist, and poet Birth February 3, 1874 Death July 27, 1946 Place of Birth Allegheny, Pennsylvania Principal Paris, France Residence Known for Writing unconventional and abstract works that emphasize words and language rather than content Influencing the Parisian artistic and literary community of the early 20th century Milestones 1897 Graduated from Radcliffe College and began medical school at Johns Hopkins University 1903 Moved to Paris, where she lived with her brother and began collecting art 1909 Published her first book, Three Lives, an analysis of the lives of three women; her companion of two years, American writer Alice B. Toklas, moved into her Paris home 1914 Published the experimental work Tender Buttons 1925 Published The Making of Americans 1930 Published the novel Lucy Church Amiably 1933 Published The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, which was really Stein's own autobiography 1934 Her opera Four Saints in Three Acts was performed in the United States. 1946 Published Brewsie and Willie, a story based on the lives of American soldiers after World War II 1950 One of her earliest works, Things as They Are, was posthumously published. Stein wrote this book in 1903 under the title Q.E.D. Quote 'Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. 'Sacred Emily,' 1913 Did You Know Stein studied under American psychologist William James, and published two papers in Psychological Review. Stein found medical school boring, and failed to complete her degree. Before moving to Paris, Stein spent time in London studying Elizabethan literature at the British Museum. After moving to Paris, Stein returned to the United States only once, in 1934, for a lecture tour. She published these talks as Lectures in America (1935). Stein's Paris apartment was a central location for many well-known 20th-century figures, including Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, French artist Henri Matisse, and American writers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's 1906 portrait of Gertrude Stein hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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