Gertrude Stein

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Birthday
3, 1874
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Jul 27, 1946 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1874
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Jul 27, 1946 (72)

About

Modernist writer and art collector who attracted such renowned authors and artists as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso to her Parisian intellectual circle. Her numerous literary works include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Making of Americans.

Before Fame

She attended Radcliffe College during the 1890s and experimented with stream-of-consciousness writing, which would develop into an important element of her modernist literary style. She began medical school at Johns Hopkins University but dropped out to move to Europe.

Trivia

She is famous for the quotation, "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." She is also credited with popularizing the term, "The Lost Generation."

Family Life

Her life partner, Alice Toklas, was the subject of Stein's popular 1933 memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Associated With

She and James Michener were both acclaimed, Pennsylvania-born authors.