Everybody's Autobiography

By: Stein, Gertrude

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First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine & boards lightly toned & soiled, rear hinge starting, light stain on last text page and opposite page. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. In 1937, Gertrude Stein wrote a sequel to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but this darker and more complex work was long misunderstood and neglected. An account of her experiences in the wake of having authored a bestseller, Everybody's Autobiography is as funny and engaging as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, but it is also a searing meditation on the meaning of success and identity in America. Posing as the representative American, Stein transforms her story into history--responding to the tradition of Thoreau and Henry Adams, she writes: I used to be fond of saying that America, which was supposed to be a land of success, was a land of failure. Most of the great men in America had a long life of early failure and a long life of later failure. Everybody's Autobiography is Stein at her most accessible and her most serious, and may yet prove to be among her most popular books.

Title: Everybody's Autobiography

Author: Stein, Gertrude

Categories: American, Modern First Editions, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Random House: 1937

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2095812

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY LITERARY LITERATURE GERTRUDE STEIN AMERICAN AUTHOR,