Gertrude and Alice

by Diana Souhami

Hardcover, 1991




London : Pandora, 1991.


Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tokas were the talk of pre-war Paris. Photographed by Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, painted by Picasso and written about by Hemingway, they were at the heart of Parisian cultural and literary life. Alice, convinced that Gertrude was a genius, cooked for her, typed her manuscripts and fought to obtain the fame she was convinced Gertrude was due. Alice said Gertrude was the happiest person she had ever known, and was besotted with her for the many years they were together. They were indomitable, charismatic, and wildly eccentric, driving around in 'Auntie', their Ford, with Basket, their cherished poodle. In Gertrude and Alice, award-winning writer Diana Souhami brings these two extraordinary women, and the fascinating world in which they moved, to vivid life.… (more)

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LibraryThing member bogopea
Dull, couldn't finish it.
LibraryThing member Anne_Green
This account of the two women's lives, which focuses primarily on their time together, reads a little erratically, but provides a wealth of information on the tempestuous times in which they lived.




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