Alice B. Toklas
American writer
Alice B. Toklas
Alice B. Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century.
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Film: Midnight in Paris: Schrille Nächte im Klischee - Berliner Morgenpost
Google News - over 5 years
Als Alice Toklas den Erzähler fragt, ob er in Gertrude Stein verliebt sei, weil er ihr einen Band Gedichte gewidmet hat, die in Wahrheit von TS Eliot stammen, sagt er: "Ja, ich liebe sie, aber daraus kann nichts werden, weil sie viel zu intelligent für
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The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov - Xtra.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Russell's historical references begin as clever but slowly mutate into insipid in-joking; the loudest groan comes when Stein casually remarks that she really wouldn't be surprised if her lover, Alice Toklas, got around to writing an autobiography one
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Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso … L'aventure des Stein - Art Côte d'Azur
Google News - over 5 years
Depuis son engagement auprès de la Croix rouge américaine avec sa compagne Alice Toklas pendant la guerre, elle est devenue une figure populaire, célébrité qui ne fait que croître avec la publication en 1933 de L'Autobiographie d'Alice Toklas
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SFMOMA's The Steins Collect Documents a Life of Art Collecting - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The other is a bit earlier, from 1911, and shows long-necked Alice Toklas and stalwart, round Gertrude Stein -- both yet young -- rooted and relaxed together in favorite facing chairs of the fabled sitting room/salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus; no hype,
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Hemingway, los toros y Valencia - Las Provincias
Google News - over 5 years
... a través de una foto hecha en la plaza de Valencia: «Recuerdo que un día Gertrud Stein, hablándome de las corridas de toros, me expresó su admiración por Joselito y me enseñó algunas fotografías del torero, y de ella y de Alice Toklas, sentados en
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Obscene Diary: The Secret Archive of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He worked for seventeen years as a university professor, and established a number of literary, intellectual, and artistic friendships along the way with people such as Gertrude Stein, Alice Toklas, Thornton Wilder, and George Platt Lynes
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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
As well as providing a glimpse of her life with her "companion" Alice Toklas, Hemingway lets the reader in on some of Stein's bizarre views on male homosexualityand her thoughts on thriftiness. Hemingway's recollections are at times almost gossipy
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Gertrude Stein, su propia creación - Revista Ñ
Google News - over 5 years
La exposición llamada "Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories" en el Museo Judío Contemporáneo disipa el mito de Stein como genio independiente incorporando al paisaje a Alice Toklas. Se conocieron en 1907, cuando Toklas, nacida en San Francisco,
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Woody Allen tries Paris, and it tastes good - San Antonio Current
Google News - over 5 years
“We had great fun in Spain that year,” he writes, “and we traveled and wrote and Hemingway took me tuna fishing and I caught four cans and we laughed and Alice Toklas asked me if I was in love with Gertrude Stein because I had dedicated a book of poems
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Modern Is Modern Is ...
NYTimes - over 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO WE want our great artists and writers to be one thing or the other: saints or sinners, angels or devils. Either way, they should be heroes, with decisive achievements and expansive souls. Gertrude Stein, one of America's greatest writers, made every effort to fill the bill, first through her work, then through her life. Whether she
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Historia de un retrato - Página 12
Google News - over 5 years
... sus encantos sedujo a Jean Cocteau, luego a Dora Maar (la ex amante de Picasso con quien tuvo un conveniente romance), luego a la pareja conformada por Gertrude Stein y Alice Toklas, y así accedió al círculo áulico de los artistas de Montparnasse
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Passionate collectors Fine Arts - Bay Area Reporter
Google News - almost 6 years
... "La Japonaise: Woman Beside the Water" (1905), "Flowers" (1906), the astounding, unabashedly erotic, pre-cubist exploration "Blue Nude" (1907), or "Sketch for Marguerite Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas in the apartment at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris,
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The Frisky's Ebay Finds Of The Week - The Frisky (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Gertrude Stein Photograph: This black and white portrait of frumpily fashioned writers Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas evokes the era superbly. For a deeper delve, next month the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco mounts “Seeing Gertrude
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Ex-Pat Paris as It Sizzled For One Literary Lioness
NYTimes - almost 7 years
THE LETTERS OF SYLVIA BEACH Edited by Keri Walsh Illustrated. 347 pages Columbia University Press. $29.95. If the world's dwindling independent bookstores have a patron saint, an exemplar to cling to in moments of duress, she is Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), the soulful and fearless owner of Shakespeare & Company, the English-language bookstore she
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Outrageous? He's Heard That Before
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE meal was open to just 40 people. They had to sign up before they could learn the address, that of a vacant bank in this city's industrial-chic Georgetown neighborhood. Inside, a video projection played an endless loop of two women kissing. Diners sat at a long table lighted by votive candles and covered with a tablecloth made of blouses from
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A Prophet of Modernism: Gertrude Stein
NYTimes - over 20 years
What is the difference between a literary icon and an ordinary writer? The writer is sometimes read, the icon almost never; a symbol is independent of readers. The writer transfigured into symbol leaves behind such earthbound circumstances as reputation, controversy, acclaim, fame -- even the highest degree of fame. All these are swallowed up in
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Blithe Spirit
NYTimes - over 20 years
BECOMING MODERN The Life of Mina Loy. By Carolyn Burke. Illustrated. 494 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $35. Mina Loy (1882-1966) is one of those names a lot of people recognize without knowing exactly who she was. When she appears on lists of famous presences, it adds cachet, and we nod our heads knowingly; but most of us are hard pressed
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Letters From A Lonely Poet
NYTimes - almost 23 years
ONE ART Letters. By Elizabeth Bishop. Selected and edited by Robert Giroux. Illustrated. 668 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $35. IN the 15 years since her death at the age of 68, Elizabeth Bishop has triumphed. Neither the tides of literary fashion nor the sort of feminist boosterism she herself deplored accounts for this phenomenon. It's
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Laura Riding Roughshod
NYTimes - over 23 years
IN EXTREMIS The Life of Laura Riding. By Deborah Baker. Illustrated. 478 pp. New York: Grove Press. $30. FIRST AWAKENINGS The Early Poems of Laura Riding. By Laura (Riding) Jackson. Edited by Elizabeth Friedmann, Alan J. Clark and Robert Nye. 280 pp. New York: Persea Books. $29.95. LAURA RIDING Selected Poems in Five Sets. Selection by Laura
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alice B. Toklas
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 89
    Died on March 7, 1967.
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  • 1963
    Age 85
    In 1963 Toklas published her autobiography What Is Remembered, which ends abruptly with the death of Gertrude Stein.
    More Details Hide Details Toklas's later years were very difficult because of poor health and financial problems. She became a Roman Catholic in old age. She died in poverty at the age of 89, and is buried next to Stein in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France; her name is engraved on the back of Stein's headstone. I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, a movie starring Peter Sellers that was released in 1968, is named for Toklas's cannabis brownies, which play a significant role in the plot. The Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club is a political organization founded in San Francisco in 1971. Samuel Steward, who met Toklas and Stein in the 1930s, edited Dear Sammy: Letters from Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas (1977), and also wrote two mystery novels featuring Stein and Toklas as characters: Murder Is Murder Is Murder (1985) and The Caravaggio Shawl (1989).
  • 1954
    Age 76
    In 1954 Toklas published The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, a book that mixes reminiscences and recipes.
    More Details Hide Details The most famous recipe, contributed by her friend Brion Gysin, is for Haschich Fudge, a mixture of fruit, nuts, spices, and "canibus sativa" or marijuana. Her name was later lent to the range of cannabis concoctions called Alice B. Toklas brownies. The cookbook has been translated into numerous languages. A second cookbook followed in 1958, Aromas and Flavors of Past and Present. However, Toklas did not approve of it, as it was heavily annotated by Poppy Cannon, an editor at House Beautiful magazine. Toklas also wrote articles for several magazines and newspapers, including The New Republic and the New York Times.
  • 1946
    Age 68
    Toklas and Stein remained a couple until Stein's death in 1946.
    More Details Hide Details Although Gertrude Stein willed much of her estate to Toklas, including their shared art collection (some of them Picassos) housed in their apartment at 5, rue Christine, the couple's relationship had no legal recognition. As many of the paintings appreciated greatly in value, Stein's relatives took action to claim them, eventually removing them from Toklas's residence while she was away on vacation and placing them in a bank vault. Toklas then relied on contributions from friends as well as her writing to make a living.
    W. G. Rogers wrote in his memoir of the couple, published in 1946, that Toklas "was a little stooped, somewhat retiring and self-effacing.
    More Details Hide Details She doesn't sit in a chair, she hides in it; she doesn't look at you, but up at you; she is always standing just half a step outside the circle. She gives the appearance, in short, not of a drudge, but of a poor relation, someone invited to the wedding but not to the wedding feast." James Merrill wrote that before meeting Toklas "one knew about the tiny stature, the sandals, the mustache, the eyes," but he had not anticipated "the enchantment of her speaking voice - like a viola at dusk."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1933
    Age 55
    Acting as Stein's confidante, lover, cook, secretary, muse, editor, critic, and general organizer, Toklas remained a background figure, chiefly living in the shadow of Stein, until the publication by Stein of Toklas' "memoirs" in 1933 under the teasing title The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
    More Details Hide Details It became Stein's best-selling book.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1907
    Age 29
    Toklas met Gertrude Stein in Paris on September 8, 1907, the day she arrived there from San Francisco after the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
    More Details Hide Details Together they hosted a salon in the home they shared that attracted expatriate American writers, such as Ernest Hemingway, Paul Bowles, Thornton Wilder, and Sherwood Anderson; and avant-garde painters, including Picasso, Matisse, and Braque.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1877
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1877.
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