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This is not a biography of Stein nor of Toklas.
The book is essentially:
an exploration of the collaborationist/anti-Semitic misadventures of Bernard Fay;
the... Read more
Though I use the Toklas cookbook (her recipes for bouillabaisse and for omelets can't be beat), and I liked The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas, I couldn't bear Stein's... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Evalyn F. Segal
Gertrude Stein, commenting on her wondrous line, "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" said this --
"I know that in daily life we don't go around saying 'is a . . . Read more
Didn't like the writing style. Just doesn't read like a biography...It's more like an analysis of Stein's writing style. Boring.Published 20 months ago by Elisabeth Eckert Roper
I love just about anything Janet Malcolm writes. You learn almost too much from this book. Great people aren't always so nice, but we know that.Published 21 months ago by Alan Axelrod
Janet Malcolm writes about herself as a writer, about other writers, and about the subjects of her research. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Margaret L. Lemberg
Wonderfully entertaining: it's an account of Gertrude Stein's and Alice B. Toklas's long stay in France during WWII, at what would have been a big personal risk, given that they... Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by MZ
At the December 2008 meeting of the NYC LGBT Center book discussion group, the consensus was that almost everyone liked "Two Lives" and appreciated learning more about Gertrude and... Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by H. Williams
This short book rounds out a few pieces of the Gertrude/Alice relationship. I liked the way she gives a flavor of Stein's first book, relieving me of any desire to read it myself. Read morePublished on February 7, 2008 by Sue Moran