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Tender Buttons

Objects, Food, Rooms

Gertrude Stein (author) Leonard Diepeveen (editor)

ISBN: 9781554811984

Publication Date: Jan 2018

Format: Paperback

The first publisher of Tender Buttons described the book's effect on readers as "something like terror, there are no known precedents to cling to." This edition of Gertrude Stein's transformative work immerses the text in its cultural context. The most opaque of modernist texts, Tender Buttons also had modernism's most voluminous and varied response.
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The first publisher of Tender Buttons described the book's effect on readers as "something like terror, there are no known precedents to cling to." Written in pencil in a small notebook and barely revised after its first composition, the text caused a sensation and was widely reviewed and discussed on its publication. This edition of Gertrude Stein's transformative work immerses the text in its cultural context. The most opaque of modernist texts, Tender Buttons also had modernism's most voluminous and varied response.

This Broadview Edition uses the response to Tender Buttons as a way of understanding this spectacular moment in publishing history. Stein's text is published alongside its parodies, defenses, publicity brochure, and selections from the hundreds of responses to it in American daily newspapers, which placed it in the context of Cubism, fashion shows, and celebrity culture.
Pages 225
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2018
Publisher Broadview Press
Series Broadview Editions
Subject/s Literary studies: from c 1900 -  
Leonard Diepeveen is George Munro Professor in Literature and Rhetoric in English at Dalhousie University.

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