27.8.1871 Terre Haute (Indiana) 28.12.1945 Hollywood
|"Those who have ever delved into the depths of a woman's conscience must, at some time or other, have come upon that mystery of mysteriesthe moral significance, to her, of clothes." S. 7|
|"Our civilization is still in a middle stagescarcely beast, in that it is not yet wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason." S. 73|
|"The road downward has but few landings and level places." S. 343|
|"Now a critic called to get up one of those tinsel interviews, which shine with clever observation, show up the wit of critics, display the folly of celebrities and divert the public." S. 457|
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| Francis Scott Fitzgerald
24.9.1986, St.Paul, Minnesota 21.12.1940, Hollywood, California Rezension: The Great Gatsby
|"Tomorrow I'm going to leave New York for good.
It's a bad town unless you're on top of it."
Amory Blaine, This Side of Paradise, 1920
| Gertrude Stein
3.2. 1874 Allegheny (Pennsylvania) 27.7. 1946 Paris. Rezension: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
|"It is the first really creative
book written except my own in this period"
Stein über Richard Wright: Black Boy, zitiert nach Rowley, Hazel: Richard Wright. The Life and Times, S. 323
|"Yes, the Jews have
produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza and
Robert McAlmon: McAlmon and the Lost Generation. Lincoln, 1962. S.204, zitiert nach: Timothy Dow Adams: "Gertrude Stein. »She Will Be Me When This You See«" in: Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography. Chapel Hill 1990. S. 36
me because my little dog knows me."
Everybody's Autobiography, 1937, S. 44
"In America everybody is but some are more than others."
Everybody's Autobiography, 1937, S.168
When Stein returned to California on her lecture tour to the US in the 1930s, she wanted to visit her childhood home in Oakland, CA. She records that she could not find the house. Hence, "there is no there there."
Everybody's Autobiography, 1937, S.289