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The Resource The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies, Anna Linzie

The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies, Anna Linzie

Label
The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies
Title
The true story of Alice B. Toklas
Title remainder
a study of three autobiographies
Statement of responsibility
Anna Linzie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this original study, Anna Linzie examines three mid-twentieth-century texts never before treated as interrelated in a book-length work of literary criticism: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) and Alice B. Toklas's The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book (1954) and What Is Remembered (1963). Taking these three texts as intertexts or as an assemblage of the true story of Alice B. Toklas, Linzie challenges assumptions about primary authorship and singular identity that have continued to limit lesbian and feminist rereadings of autobiography as a genre and of Stein and Toklas as writers and historical figures."
  • "The True Story of Alice B. Toklas explores how the concept of autobiography as a primarily referential genre is challenged and transformed in relation to autobiographical texts written about the same person, the same life, but differently, by different writers, at different points in time. The concept of one true story is deconstructed in the process as Linzie modifies Homi K. Bhabha's "almost the same but not quite/not white" for the purposes of this particular study as "almost the same but not quite/not straight." The investigation moves simultaneously on the planes of textuality and sexuality in order to provisionally articulate a "lesbian autobiographical subject" in Linzie's reading of these three texts."
  • "Linzie's study fills a gap in literary criticism where Stein's companion and her work have been more or less neglected, conceptualizing the Stein-Toklas sexual/textual relationship as fundamentally reciprocal. The True Story of Alice B. Toklas provides a new critical perspective on Toklas as indispensable to Stein's literary production, a cultural laborer in her own right, and a writer of her own books. Making a significant contribution to recent lesbian/feminist reconceptualizations of the genre of autobiography, this study will fascinate Stein and Toklas scholars as well as those interested in queer and autobiography studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linzie, Anna
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3539.O23
LC item number
Z75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Autobiographie
Label
The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies, Anna Linzie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Toklas autobiographies and the true story of Alice B. Toklas -- Genre/textuality and gender/sexuality in the Toklas autobiographies -- Authorship and authority in The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas -- Mimicry and sexual/textual difference in What is remembered -- The Alice B. Toklas cook book and the incompatible combination -- Conclusion : the true story of Alice B. Toklas?
Control code
62282474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780877459859
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005055911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780877459859
System control number
(OCoLC)62282474
Label
The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies, Anna Linzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the Toklas autobiographies and the true story of Alice B. Toklas -- Genre/textuality and gender/sexuality in the Toklas autobiographies -- Authorship and authority in The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas -- Mimicry and sexual/textual difference in What is remembered -- The Alice B. Toklas cook book and the incompatible combination -- Conclusion : the true story of Alice B. Toklas?
Control code
62282474
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780877459859
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005055911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780877459859
System control number
(OCoLC)62282474

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