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Three Lives : Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena (1909)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140181849, Paperback)Gertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection of documents from the history of women's suffrage, medical history, modernist art, and literature enables readers to see how radical Stein's subject was.
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"First published in 1909, the great American version of Flaubert's Trois Contes recounts the lives of three plain and humble women, two working as household servants and the third, a Black woman, involved in an unhappy love affair. But to express these revelatory fictions in this manner is to miss everything, for Stein's language of the first decade of the 20th century is still as fresh today as if the characters had just created the American tongue. Lyn Hejinian adds new perceptions about this work in her introduction."--BOOK JACKET.
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