When Gertrude Stein Met Edith Sitwell
Sorel, Sorel ;, The Independent (London, England)
This is, in fact, a first, middle and (arguably) final encounter. The story begins in 1924, when Edith Sitwell came to Paris and called at 27 rue de Fleurus, where Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas lived and Cezannes and Picassos hung on the walls. Stein's expectations were guarded: Sitwell had discussed her work in English journals, not always with enthusiasm. But Stein's impression was favourable. Edith Sitwell was very tall, Gertrude noted, beautiful, with a most distinguished nose, and she walked as if advancing and withdrawing at the same time. Alice recalled a double-breasted coat with large buttons. Edith likened Gertrude to an Easter Island idol. They talked about …
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Publication information: Article title: When Gertrude Stein Met Edith Sitwell. Contributors: Sorel, Sorel ; - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 7, 1995. Page number: 50. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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