Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

Stanzas in Meditation: The Corrected Edition

Gertrude Stein


In the Nineteen Fifties, Yale collage Press released a couple of Gertrude Stein's posthumous works, between them her incomparable Stanzas in Meditation. considering that that point, students have stumbled on that Stein's poem exists in different models: a manuscript that Stein wrote and typescripts that her companion Alice B. Toklas ready. Toklas’s paintings at the moment typescript replaced the poem whilst, enraged upon detecting in it references to a former lover, she not just adjusted the typescript yet insisted that Stein make revisions within the unique manuscript.

This variation of Stanzas in Meditation is the 1st to confront the advanced tale of its composition and revision. via meticulous archival paintings, the editors current a competent examining textual content of Stein's unique manuscript, in addition to an appendix with the textual variations one of the poem's a number of models. This list of Stein's multi-layered revisions allows readers to have interaction extra totally with the author's notably experimental poem and likewise to observe the literary impression of Stein's courting with Toklas. The editors’ preface and poet Joan Retallack’s creation supply perception into the complexities of studying Stein's poetry and the cutting edge modes of analyzing that her works require and generate. scholars and admirers of Stein will welcome this illuminating new contribution to Stein’s oeuvre.

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