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Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms[The Corrected Text]Reception History by Juliana SpahrA Note on the Text by Seth Perlow

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About the Author

Gertrude Stein: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was one of the most important and innovative American writers of literary modernism, as well as one of the great art collectors and salon hosts of the period. A pioneering lesbian writer, Stein lived most of her life in Paris and became famous in the U.S. with the publication of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933). Seth Perlow: Seth Perlow is an Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma State University. His research and teaching focus on twentieth-century American literature, poetry and poetics, new media studies, and gay and lesbian literature. He earned a PhD in English at Cornell University. Juliana Spahr: Juliana Spahr edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links and co-edits Subpress. With David Buuck she wrote An Army of Lovers, about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse. She is the author of several poetry collections and teaches at Mills College.

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"Tender Buttons is a showcase of Stein's joyful draw to words."--Dina Weinstein, Jewish Book Council "What distinguishes this edition from others is over 100 edits, some indicated by Stein in her unmistakable handwriting found by editor Perlow in a first-edition copy held at the University of Colorado, as well as other corrections gleaned from her papers at Beinecke Library of Yale University and from the Library of America edition."--Karren LaLonde Alenier, Scene4 Magazine "She did in writing what Picasso and her other painter friends were doing in their Cubist painting. Writing had to be moved out of the grip of the nineteenth century. All naturalistic description, romanticism and sentimentality had to be left behind."--Renate Stendhal, San Francisco Bay Times "Tender Buttons is a dazzling work that rewards close study and requires a willingness to let go of the need for concrete, literal storytelling."--Christopher Luna, Rain Taxi Review of Books "Tender Buttons is a showcase of Stein's joyful draw to words."--Dina Weinstein, Jewish Book Council "What distinguishes this edition from others is over 100 edits, some indicated by Stein in her unmistakable handwriting found by editor Perlow in a first-edition copy held at the University of Colorado, as well as other corrections gleaned from her papers at Beinecke Library of Yale University and from the Library of America edition."--Karren LaLonde Alenier, Scene4 Magazine "She did in writing what Picasso and her other painter friends were doing in their Cubist painting. Writing had to be moved out of the grip of the nineteenth century. All naturalistic description, romanticism and sentimentality had to be left behind."--Renate Stendhal, San Francisco Bay Times "Tender Buttons is a dazzling work that rewards close study and requires a willingness to let go of the need for concrete, literal storytelling."--Christopher Luna, Rain Taxi Review of Books

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