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The Making of Americans by Gertrude Stein
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The Making of Americans (1934)

by Gertrude Stein

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“I haven’t seen Gertrude Stein since last fall. Her Making of Americans is one of the very greatest books I’ve ever read.”

Letter to Sherwood Anderson, 1926
Selected Letters, pg. 206
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Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard.
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"Essential for all literature collections . . . Several of Stein's titles returned to print in 1995, but none more important than The Making of Americans."—Library Journal

In The Making of Americans, Gertrude Stein sets out to tell "a history of a family's progress," radically reworking the traditional family saga novel to encompass her vision of personality and psychological relationships. As the history progresses over three generations, Stein also meditates on her own writing, on the making of The Making of Americans, and on America.

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