Gert went yesterday to the sweet, funny, raunchy musical Loving Repeating by Frank Galati, based on the life and writings of Gertrude Stein. Continue reading Loving repeating: Gertrude Stein again again again
Here is another extract from the unpublished manuscript of Gertrude Stein unearthed by our colleague Denis Kodaly. Previous posts were on May 14 and June 11. Continue reading Sunday slice: Gertrude Stein again again
Nonsense is sense. Sense depends on placement. Entirely on placement. Place nonsense wherever and it becomes sense, or at least Kansas City. Continue reading Gertrude Stein on sense and nonsense
Gert has a brother known, and not known, as Denis Kodaly, an inveterate snapper-up of literary trifles. By a bizarre series of coincidences beginning in a Parisian fish shop and ending in a part-time taxidermist’s rooms in Kansas City, he has come upon a manuscript referred to in Oscar Trerty’s magisterial “Marble Brain – a life of Gertrude Stein” but not previously found in spite of the efforts of Stein scholars. We reproduce here a short extract.
There are few character failings worse, in Gert’s opinion, than humourlessness, and this Gertrude Stein had in spades, so Gert was quite pleased to read, in Enrique Vila-Matas’ Never any end to Paris:
…’a rose is a rose is a rose’, one of Miss Stein’s favourite phrases and irrefutable proof that even in the world’s literary hubs, people have always talked nonsense. (86)