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The Resource The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, edited by Edward Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, with William Rice

The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, edited by Edward Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, with William Rice

Label
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder
Title
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edward Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, with William Rice
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The friendship and correspondence of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder encompassed the last twelve years of Stein's life and a period of major work by Wilder. A generation apart in age, the two writers met during Stein's acclaimed American lecture tour in 1934-35, during which they shared the experience of lecturing to audiences in the wake of great success. They quickly became mentor and pupil as well as friends, and Wilder eloquently passed on what Stein taught him through his introductions to her books. While Wilder supported Stein's efforts at publication, she held him to his vocation as a writer, urging him to ignore the distractions incurred by family and fortune." "The letters between Stein and Wilder contain ideas and plans about publications, attitudes toward fame and work, and thoughts about other artists and people near to them. They also refer to European-American cultural relations prior to and through World War II, show how Stein and Wilder responded to critical reception of their new work, and above all, examine how the two writers affected one another's progress. It is clear from the letters that without their friendship, Stein's Narration lectures would not have come about, The Geographical History and the novel Ida would have become different books, and Wilder's Our Town might not have become the play we know." "The edition, fully annotated by Edward M. Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, includes a detailed chronology of Stein's lecture tour prepared by William Rice, staging histories of Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and an account of Stein in World War II with new documentation."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1874-1946
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Stein, Gertrude
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1897-1975
  • 1944-
  • 1925-
  • 1931-
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  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Burns, Edward
  • Dydo, Ulla E.
  • Rice, William
Series statement
Henry McBride series in modernism and modernity
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  • Stein, Gertrude
  • Authors, American
  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Dramatists, American
Label
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, edited by Edward Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, with William Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-436) and index
Control code
ocm34583985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 452 p.
Isbn
9780300067743
Lccn
96017169
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, edited by Edward Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, with William Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-436) and index
Control code
ocm34583985
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 452 p.
Isbn
9780300067743
Lccn
96017169
Other physical details
ill.

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