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The Resource Two lives : Gertrude and Alice, Janet Malcolm

Two lives : Gertrude and Alice, Janet Malcolm

Label
Two lives : Gertrude and Alice
Title
Two lives
Title remainder
Gertrude and Alice
Statement of responsibility
Janet Malcolm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of course, is Gertrude Stein, the modernist master "whose charm was as conspicuous as her fatness," and "thin, plain, tense, sour" Alice B. Toklas, the "worker bee" who ministered to Stein's needs throughout their forty-year expatriate "marriage." As Malcolm pursues the truth of the couple's charmed life in a village in Vichy France, her subject becomes the larger question of biographical truth." "The portrait of the legendary couple that emerges from this work is unexpectedly charged. The two world wars Stein and Toklas Jived through together are paralleled by the private war that went on between them. This war, as Malcolm learned, sometimes flared into bitter combat."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm, Janet
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.T323
LC item number
Z7137 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Toklas, Alice B
  • Authors, American
  • Americans
  • Paris (France)
Label
Two lives : Gertrude and Alice, Janet Malcolm
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
122423754
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780300125511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122423754
Label
Two lives : Gertrude and Alice, Janet Malcolm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
122423754
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780300125511
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)122423754

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