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The letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson

The letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson

composition as conversation

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stein, Gertrude, -- 1874-1946 -- Correspondence,
  • Thomson, Virgil, -- 1896-1989 -- Correspondence,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence,
  • Composers -- United States -- Correspondence,
  • Authors and artists

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Thomas Dilworth and Susan Holbrook.
    GenreCorrespondence
    ContributionsThomson, Virgil, 1896-1989., Dilworth, Thomas., Holbrook, Susan.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T323 Z4977 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23175503M
    ISBN 109780195386639
    LC Control Number2009009556

    book reVIeWS The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversa-tion. edited by Susan Holbrook and Thomas Dilworth. New York: oxford university Press, ISbN Hardback. Pp. viii, $ Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson were intimate friends, especially when they.   Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson, the creators of “The Mother of Us All,” looking at an earlier score. Credit Thérèse Bonney/Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas : Anthony Tommasini.

    Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism. 7) Wineapple, Brenda, Sister Brother. 8) Edward Burns, Dydo, Ulla E. & Rice, William. The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder. 9) Bowers, Jane Palatini, They Watch me as They Watch This' Gertrude Stein. WARS I HAVE SEEN. Signed by Beaton, Cecil] Stein, Gertrude and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism By STEVEN WATSON RANDOM HOUSE The World of 27, Rue de Fleurus On an evening in early January , Virgil Thomson and George Antheil walked south across the Luxembourg Gardens to a quiet, angled street in the Sixth Arrondissement. She collaborated on an opera, “Four Saints in Three Acts,” with composer Virgil Thomson, and in returned to the United States for six months to support this project and do a lecture tour. A second opera by the two was “The Mother of All of Us” which was released in after Stein's : Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, .


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"We have waited many years for this complete, accurate and fully documented edition of the letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson. With wide-ranging annotations that help us understand these two very different artists, here is a trustworthy resource that is also a fascinating story."--Ulla Dydo, author of Gertrude Stein: The Language That Rises: /5(1).

The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson are known as much for their formidable egos as for their contributions to twentieth-century arts. That either could collaborate intimately with anyone is surprising.

Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson are known as much for their formidable egos as for their contributions to twentieth-century arts. That either could collaborate intimately with anyone is surprising. Yet Stein and Thomson did work together, magnificently so, most notably on the landmark Price: $ The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson Composition as Conversation Edited by Thomas Dilworth and Susan Holbrook.

First collection of the correspondence between these two great artists; Fully annotated-the editors' notes provide important background info that puts the letters during this wonderfully creative period into their proper. The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson covers an era of growing success for Stein and Thomson.

Editors Holbrook and Dilworth's meticulous archival sourcing and discursive footnotes present two formidable artistic figures, often at their most charismatic and : Tram Nguyen. This welcome volume presents the edited correspondence between writer Gertrude Stein and composer Virgil Thomson, documenting their artistic collaborations from the years to While the bulk of the volume is comprised of the annotated letters, there is a lengthy introduction, a helpful epilogue, and five appendices.

Gertrude Stein; drawing by David Levine Gertrude Stein in her younger days The letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson book liked to write all night and sleep all day.

She also, it seems, ate copiously, drank wine, and smoked cigars. By the time I knew her, at fifty-two, she ate abstemiously; she neither drank nor smoked; and she was likely to wake, as people do in middle life, by nine.

This monumental collection of correspondence between Gertrude Stein and critic, novelist, and photographer Carl Van Vechten provides crucial insight into Stein's life, art, and artistic milieu as well as Van Vechten's support of major cultural projects, such as the Harlem Renaissance.

From their first meeting inStein and Van Vechten formed a unique and powerful relationship, and Van. Buy The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation by Holbrook, Susan, Dilworth, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). No bouquet of letters by Alice Toklas could fail the reader; she was such a vivid character, vivid and voluble. So voluble indeed that after thirty-eight years with Gertrude Stein, for Toklas a time of relative reticence, during the next twenty she fulfilled herself in words, both spoken words and epistolary, to a degree hardly [ ].

The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. Author. Dilworth, Thomas & Holbrook, Susan.

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A "Virgil Thomson" / Georges Hugnet --App. B Miss Gertrude Stein as a Young Girl for Violin Alone / Virgil Thomson --App. C "Virgil Thomson" / Gertrude Stein --App. D Life of Gertrude Stein / Georges Hugnet --App. E Contract for Four Saints in Three Acts. The time frame is –46 with gaps, though the last letter dates from (Thomson to Stein’s lover and housekeeper, Alice Babette Toklas).

The correspondence also extends to Stein’s literary agent William Aspenwell Bradley, Author: Deniz Ertan. Get this from a library. The letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: composition as conversation. [Gertrude Stein; Virgil Thomson; Susan Holbrook; Thomas Dilworth] -- Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson are known as much for their formidable egos as for their contributions to twentieth-century arts.

That either could collaborate intimately with anyone is surprising. With music by Virgil Thomson and a libretto by Gertrude Stein, Four Saints in Three Acts was completed in but waited almost six years for its first performances.

After a week’s run in Hartford, Connecticut, in Februaryit moved to New York where--with some sixty performances in six weeks--it became the longest-running opera that Author: Gertrude Thomson, Virgil and Stein. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson at Barnes Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your : Four Saints in Three Acts is an opera by American composer Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Gertrude Stein. Written init contains about 20 saints, and is in at least four acts. It was groundbreaking in form, content, and for its all-black cast, with singers directed by Eva Jessye, a prominent black choral director, and supported by her choir.

Thomson suggested the topic, and the libretto as delivered can. book reVIeWS The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation. edited by Susan Holbrook and Thomas Dilworth. New York: oxford university Press, ISbN Hardback. viii, $ Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson were intimate friends, especially when they were working productively together.

but they also experienced. Gertrude Stein died in20 years before Alice B. Toklas met her own end -- the personal letters in this nicely illustrated volume (over pages) are chiefly the ones that Alice wrote to numerous people of note subsequent to Stein's death.

The earlier-period Toklas letters are not included s: 5. Virgil Thomson - American Composer. The Beginnings. Kansas City. Everything may have been up-to-date in Kansas City, Kansas, as Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote, but everything happened in Kansas City, Missouri, where Virgil Thomson, its most inimitable citizen, was born on 25 November He set the record straight in the first sentences of his spic and span autobiography (): "To.

A pioneering work of avant-garde music theater—and one of the most famous collaborations ever undertaken between two Library of America authors—returns to stirring life this fall in the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s new complete recording of Four Saints in Three Acts, the opera Virgil Thomson composed to a libretto by Gertrude Stein in –8.The relationship between Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson was bound fundamentally by words and music—in the beginning and at the end.

It was only for a relatively brief period of about five years that they intermittently enjoyed a warm friendship. A decade before he met Stein, Thomson had been fascinated by her obscurantist writings.Letters from Gertrude Stein (Gertrude Stein - Outgoing) comprise the largest group.

Donated in most cases by the recipient, these groups of letters complement many of those found in the Stein/Toklas Papers.

An extensive group of letters to Virgil Thomson makes up much of this sub-series.