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Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity





ISBN 9780415654975
Published July 27, 2012 by Routledge
256 Pages

 
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This book is a cultural history of Stein’s rise to fame and the function of literary celebrity in America from 1910 to 1935. By examining not the ways that Stein portrayed the popular in her work, but the ways the popular portrayed her, this study shows that there was an intimate relationship between literary modernism and mainstream culture and that modernist writers and texts were much more well-known than has been previously acknowledged. Specifically, Leick reveals through the case study of Stein that the relationship between mass culture and modernism in America was less antagonistic, more productive and integrated than previous studies have suggested.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The 1910s: Shocking the American Public with Experimental Art 3. The 1920s: Publicizing Modernism in the Mainstream Press 4. The 1930s: Bestselling Modernism 5. Conclusion

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Biography

Karen Leick is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio State University.