9780300153095-0300153090-Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

ISBN-13: 9780300153095
ISBN-10: 0300153090
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stein, Gertrude
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300153095
ISBN-10: 0300153090
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stein, Gertrude
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stein, Gertrude wrote Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition comprising 400 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300153090 and 9780300153095. Since then Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the 1950s, Yale University Press published a number of Gertrude Stein's posthumous works, among them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. Since that time, scholars have discovered that Stein's poem exists in several versions: a manuscript that Stein wrote and two typescripts that her partner Alice B. Toklas prepared. Toklas’s work on the second typescript changed the poem when, enraged upon detecting in it references to a former lover, she not only adjusted the typescript but insisted that Stein make revisions in the original manuscript.

This edition of Stanzas in Meditation is the first to confront the complicated story of its composition and revision. Through meticulous archival work, the editors present a reliable reading text of Stein's original manuscript, as well as an appendix with the textual variants among the poem's several versions. This record of Stein's multi-layered revisions enables readers to engage more fully with the author's radically experimental poem and also to detect the literary impact of Stein's relationship with Toklas. The editors’ preface and poet Joan Retallack’s introduction offer insight into the complexities of reading Stein's poetry and the innovative modes of reading that her works require and generate. Students and admirers of Stein will welcome this illuminating new contribution to Stein’s oeuvre.

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