Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein

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A dual biography of Gertrude and Leo Stein examines their powerful relationship and smoldering rivalries and Leo's influence over Gertrude's early life, and includes a early Gertrude Stein manuscript and previously unpublished papers by Leo Stein.

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Central to avant-garde Paris in the early years of this century, Gertrude Stein grew into a cult figure, a proponent of modernist experimentation and a writer who inspired such authors as Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson. Less well known is her brother, Leo Stein, who amassed an incredible collection of early modern art and helped paved the way for his sister's modernist exploration. In this biography, Brenda Wineapple traces the story of the Steins' eventful life and their own relationship, which ended with a complete break.

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A fascinating dual biography of two American expatriates tells the story of a powerful, poignant relationship rooted in love, longing, and smoldering rivalry.

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