Tender Buttons

While continuing to explore the possibilities of poetry (for such was her classification of Tender Buttons), she experimented further with prose writing, trying her hand at plays and operas as well. Although this work was largely ...

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112404

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

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This 1915 work exhibits the distinct prose style and thought-provoking experimental techniques for which its author is famous. One of Stein's most accessible and influential works.
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Tender Buttons Objects Food Rooms

Collection of Poems in Verse and Prose Gertrude Stein. Coriruda. Sizin Objects, Food, Rooms Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons – Objects, Food, Rooms Collection of. Front Cover.

Author: Gertrude Stein

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026867937

Category: Poetry

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Tender Buttons – Objects, Food, Rooms” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Tender Buttons is the best known of Gertrude Stein's "hermetic" works. It consists of three sections titled "Objects", "Food", and "Rooms", which are further consisting of multiple poems covering the everyday mundane. Stein's experimental use of language renders the poems unorthodox and their subjects unfamiliar. Its first poem, "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass", is arguably the most famous, and is often cited as one of the quintessential works of Cubist literature. Rather than using conventional syntax, Stein experiments with alternative grammar to emphasize the role of rhythm and sound in an object's "moment of consciousness". Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
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Invisible Fences

Nevertheless , her explanations provide important frameworks within which we can test interpretations of Tender Buttons . In Stein's account , the poetry in prose of Tender Buttons issues from circumstances particular to the modern age ...

Author: Steven Monte

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080323211X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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For all its recent popularity among poets and critics, prose poetry continues to raise more questions than it answers. How have prose poems been identified as such, and why have similar works been excluded from the genre? What happens when we read a work as a prose poem? How have prose genres such as the novel affected prose poetry and modern poetry in general? In Invisible Fences Steven Monte places prose poetry in historical and theoretical perspective by comparing its development in the French and American literary traditions. In spite of its apparent formal freedom, prose poetry is constrained by specific historical circumstances and is constantly engaged in border disputes with neighboring prose and poetic genres. Monte illuminates these constraints through an examination of works that have influenced the development of the prose poem as well as through a discussion of genre theory and detailed readings of poems ranging from Charles Baudelaire's "La Solitude" to John Ashbery's "The System." Monte explores the ways in which literary-historical narratives affect interpretation: why, for example, prose poetry tends to be seen as a revolutionary genre and how this perspective influences readings of individual works. The American poets he discusses include Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Ashbery; the French poets range from Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, and Stephane Mallarmä to Max Jacob. In exploring prose poetry as a genre, Invisible Fences offers new perspectives not only on modern poetry, but also on genre itself, challenging current theories of genre with a test case that asks for yet eludes definition.
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The Poetics of Indeterminacy

If Melanctha displays a structure of accumulation , Tender Buttons ( 1914 ) is a composition based on what Duchamp called , with reference to his early Dada paintings of 19121913 , reduction.36 The very title Tender Buttons is a kind of ...

Author: Marjorie Perloff

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810117649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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She traces this tradition from its early "French connection" in the poetry of Rimbaud and Apollinaire as well as in Cubist, Dada, and early Surrealist painting; through its various manifestations in the work of Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound; to such postmodern "landscapes without depth" as the French/English language constructions of Samuel Beckett, the elusive dreamscapes of John Ashbery, and the performance works of David Antin and John Cage.".
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No Man s Land

Specifically , in Tender Buttons ( 1914 ) , one of her first major experimental works , she mocked the gender categories that obsessed so many of her male contemporaries . As the title hints , Tender Buttons is ( are ? ) ...

Author: Sandra M. Gilbert

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300050259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 482

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V.1 the war of the words. V.2 sexchanges.
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Ordinary Matters

To this extent, my reading of Tender Buttons coincides with William Carlos Williams' assessment in his essay 'The Work of Gertrude Stein', that Stein's writing is the object rather than a transparency disclosing other objects: 'The ...

Author: Lorraine Sim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501314322

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Shortlisted for the 2017 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship Ordinary Matters is the first major interdisciplinary study of the ordinary in modernist women's literature and photography. It examines how women photographers and writers including Helen Levitt, Lee Miller, Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Richardson envision the sphere of ordinary life in light of the social and cultural transformations of the period that shaped and often radically re-shaped it: for example, urbanism, instrumentalism, the Great Depression and war. Through a series of case studies that explore such topics as the street, domestic things, gesture and the face, Sim contends that the paradigmatic shifts that define early twentieth-century modernity not only inform modernist women's aesthetics of the everyday, but their artistic and ethical investments in that sphere. The everyday has been noted as a “keynote of the New Modernist Studies” (Todd Avery). Ordinary Matters comprises a vital contribution to recent scholarship on the topic and will be of value to scholars working in British and American modernism, multimedia modernisms, photography, twentieth-century literature, and critical and cultural histories of the everyday.
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Primary Stein

In Tender Buttons this chair is empty. Nonetheless Leo Stein is there, a mindset, a lower case Aristotle, a certain statement, a certain inhibition. He is the center. “Rooms,” the final section, famously begins: “Act so that there is no ...

Author: Janet Boyd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739183205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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Following Gertrude Stein’s efforts throughout her life to shift the focus from her personality to her writing, these essays focus on her primary texts, including novels, plays, lectures, and poetry. Contributors to this collection draw on interdisciplinary backdrops to enrich and complicate how we might read, understand, and teach Stein’s writing.
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The Material of Poetry

Tender Buttons is a poem or collection of poems in prose concerning things close at hand in Gertrude Stein's everyday life : objects , food , rooms . However , as in Ponge's case , her relation to these things is not one of knowing and ...

Author: Gerald L. Bruns

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820327018

Category: Poetry

Page: 143

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Poetry is philosophically interesting, writes Gerald L. Bruns, "when it is innovative not just in its practices, but, before everything else, in its poetics (that is, in its concepts or theories of itself)." In The Material of Poetry, Bruns considers the possibility that anything, under certain conditions, may be made to count as a poem. By spelling out such enabling conditions he gives us an engaging overview of some of the kinds of contemporary poetry that challenge our notions of what language is: sound poetry, visual or concrete poetry, and "found" poetry. Poetry's sense and meaning can hide in the spaces in which it is written and read, says Bruns, and so he urges us to become anthropologists, to go afield in poetry's social, historical, and cultural settings. From that perspective, Bruns draws on works by such varied poets as Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Steve McCaffery, and Francis Ponge to argue for three seemingly competing points. First, poetry is made of language but is not a use of it. That is, poetry is made of words but not of what we use words to produce: concepts, narratives, expressions of feeling, and so on. Second, as the nine sound poems on the CD included with the book demonstrate, poetry is not necessarily made of words but is rooted in, and in fact already fully formed by, sounds the human body can produce. Finally, poetry belongs to the world alongside ordinary things; it cannot be confined to some aesthetic, neutral, or disengaged dimension of human culture. Poetry without frontiers, unmoored from expectations, and sometimes even written in imaginary languages: Bruns shows us why, for the sake of all poetry, we should embrace its anarchic, vitalizing ways.
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The Composition of Sense in Gertrude Stein s Landscape Writing

Differences in style reveal differences in constituting an experiment, and reading in the context of her resistance to representation, we find how neatly Stein reverses the still-life experiment of Tender Buttons in her first landscape ...

Author: Linda Voris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319320649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book offers a bold critical method for reading Gertrude Stein’s work on its own terms by forgoing conventional explanation and adopting Stein’s radical approach to meaning and knowledge. Inspired by the immanence of landscape, both of Provence where she travelled in the 1920s and the spatial relations of landscape painting, Stein presents a new model of meaning whereby making sense is an activity distributed in a text and across successive texts. From love poetry, to plays and portraiture, Linda Voris offers close readings of Stein’s most anthologized and less known writing in a case study of a new method of interpretation. By practicing Stein’s innovative means of making sense, Voris reveals the excitement of her discoveries and the startling implications for knowledge, identity, and intimacy.
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