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Understanding Steinese: Gertrude Stein′s Blunt, Beautiful Peculiarities : The New Yorker

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Category: Literature

From www.newyorker.com

This truth, for Stein, is reflected in another French peculiarity, genuinely unparalleled elsewhere, even in Italy: the extraordinary respect given to artists and writers and intellectuals. She tells a lovely tale of being given a special parking space by a garage attendant only because she is a writer: “it is quite true even in a garage an academician and a woman of letters takes precedence even of millionaires or politicians, they do, it is quite incredible but they do.

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