The True Story of Alice B. Toklas: A Study of Three by Anna Linzie

By Anna Linzie

during this unique and interesting learn, Anna Linzie examines 3 mid-twentieth-century texts by no means earlier than taken care of as interrelated in a book-length paintings of literary feedback: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) and Alice B. Toklas's The Alice B. Toklas cook dinner ebook (1954) and what's Remembered (1963). Taking those 3 texts as intertexts or as an assemblage of the real tale of Alice B. Toklas, Linzie demanding situations assumptions approximately basic authorship and singular id that experience persevered to restrict lesbian and feminist rereadings of autobiography as a style and of Stein and Toklas as writers and ancient figures.The real tale of Alice B. Toklas explores how the concept that of autobiography as a essentially referential style is challenged and reworked on the subject of autobiographical texts written concerning the similar individual, a similar lifestyles, yet in a different way, by means of assorted writers, at varied time cut-off dates. the concept that of 1 real tale is deconstructed within the method as Linzie modifies Homi ok. Bhabha's “almost an analogous yet no longer quite/not white” for the needs of this actual examine as “almost an identical yet no longer quite/not straight.” The research strikes at the same time at the planes of textuality and sexuality that allows you to provisionally articulate a “lesbian autobiographical topic” in Linzie's studying of those 3 texts.Linzie's research fills a niche in literary feedback the place Stein's better half and her paintings were kind of ignored, conceptualizing the Stein-Toklas sexual/textual dating as essentially reciprocal. the genuine tale of Alice B. Toklas presents a brand new serious standpoint on Toklas as necessary to Stein's literary creation, a cultural laborer in her personal correct, and a author of her personal books. creating a major contribution to fresh lesbian/feminist reconceptualizations of the style of autobiography, this examine will fascinate Stein and Toklas students in addition to these drawn to queer and autobiography studies.

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