Clare Hall Book Club
Join the College’s Book Club as they discuss The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein (1933).
For Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and ‘it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning’. Picasso was there with ‘his high whinnying Spanish giggle’, as were Matisse, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. As Toklas put it, ‘The geniuses came and talked to Gertrude Stein and the wives sat with me’. A light-hearted entertainment, this is in fact Gertrude Stein’s own autobiography and a roll-call of all the extraordinary painters and writers she met between 1903 and 1932.
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