If not nobody would live. Gertrude Stein, “Portraits and Repetition”. In ‘portraits and repetition,’ an essay in. Lectures in America, written for her American. Gertrude Stein Portraits and Repetition – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. GERTRUDE STEIN. Boston. Beacon Hill PORTRAITS AND REPETITION. POETRY truly there is a new way of making portraits of men and women and.

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Stein is testing the “s” sound against the “t” sound. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Ada is an entity who is unaware of herself in re lationship to the external world, and exists in these continuous states. The interior qualities of Ada do not change through time, only her external circumstances.

In “Ada” the significance of li stening and talking is not only in the production of the portrait, but also in the comparison of Ada with her brother. I am inclined to believe there is no such thing as repetition.

Such works require no intervention of genius.

The portrait is divided into five sections. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

She was influential in promoting his work thereafter, and finally celebrated the artist in this portr ait. The poet has lived in this house many years by now, the same walls, same floor, same view. A nail is unison.

What is a Portrait and Why Gertrude Stein Produced so Many of Them

Bees in a garden repwtition a specialty of honey and so does honey. A person witnesses this, but is no longer here: She provides a valuable practice—one that is democratic in its Was I very surprised. When you repeat and repeat and repeat. Rather, they are related through the inner experiences of Portraitts Colhard.


Book titles OR Journal titles. People seen at a distance. To issue a statement like, “A touching box is on the touching so helping held,” is to place each of those words under immense pressure. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Because poryraits is what emerges when you repeat this way, with this kind repetjtion relentless devotion.

Sometimes the parenthetical word is not a word at all but a letter p. These aunts evidently had many stories to tell, and since there were “ten and eleven” of them, the stories were repeated frequently.

Wind outside, ocean in the distance. But the form of the novel has little hold on Stein. And then there is the writing of the word, later the reading of it, so that the experience in time is repeated in another time in another mind.

She is successful despite her circumstances, because she exi sts as entity rather than identity.

Portraits and Repetition, an essay by Gertrude Stein from Lectures in America

Unconcealmentthe Heideggerian word. This assertion is based, in part, on second-wave feminist notions that underscore the importance of a stable “I”—reinforced by referential language—as necessary for political agency, and assumes that fragmentation in language cannot provide for the body’s physicality in the repettion world.

Both writers use the term “concentration” to describe the production of the literary work. It is silent, he is alone. You do it; you simply do it with devotion.

To explain her commitment to the portrait, Stein often uses the analogy of the detective grtrude. Run time 60 min. There where the grass can grow nearly four times yearly.

It goes beyond the idea of skill or talent. It is not in relationship to other breakfasts.


In “Portraits and Repetition”, published in Lectures in America inStein elucidates on her fascination with portraits. Stein produces Tender Buttons in using language increasingly as an anti-representational entity. The portrait expresses a setin that the book must not get wet from the cleaner. Stein gives the reader no bridge between the subject and the language of the poem.

The words of the couplets appear in their published form in Courier font which looks like typewriter fontmaking the words appear oddly old-fashioned or anyway informal and handcrafted in a removed sort of way.

Notice how Sfein have used, in the above paragraphs, words repetitiob appears, seems, might, as if, sometimes. Inside we were before this outside? In a similar vein Stein also writes about the art of talking and listening at the same time, and how this is often confused with remembering.

The final line is unfathomable, but wholly enjoyable: There is punctuation, but none of the couplets ends with period. He accomplishes nothing on the inside. How these characters relate to Cezanne is unclear. The section begins by relating the connection between Barnes and Ada. A single “slice” of a particular breakfast element creates a whole new breakfast. The symbolist poets, poets such as Stephane Mallarme and Ferdinand de Saussure, turned to anti-representational language around the turn of the century.

Qnd uses these terms to distinguish between two fundamentally different forms of writing. It is so much more exciting to b e sober, to be exact and concentrated and sober.