Prospects for the Study of Gertrude Stein

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Abstract

Perhaps more than any other modernist, Gertrude Stein’s exhil-arating though sometimes exhausting genre-defying writing invites ongoing philosophical, aesthetic, and cultural explorations of and engagement with language, grammar, indeterminacy, conventional expression, and nonlinear modes of reading and writing. For decades, a continuous stream of single-author, book-length studies; a steady succession of peer-reviewed articles; frequent coverage in the mainstream press; and an enduring influence on contemporary artists and writers have all indicated that Gertrude Stein’s work and legacy still capture the scholarly and popular imagination. This article offers resources for scholars and students interested in Stein studies, provides an overview of Stein’s work, considers trends in past and current criticism, and discusses possibilities for new areas of inquiry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalResources for American Literary Study
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • criticism and interpretation
  • Gertrude Stein
  • modern literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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