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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Linzie, Anna, 1971-
True story of Alice B. Toklas.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2006
|Named Person:||Alice B Toklas; Alice B Toklas; Alice B Toklas; Gertrude Stein; Alice B Toklas|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||212 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction : the Toklas autobiographies and the true story of Alice B. Toklas --
Genre/textuality and gender/sexuality in the Toklas autobiographies --
Authorship and authority in The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas --
Mimicry and sexual/textual difference in What is remembered --
The Alice B. Toklas cook book and the incompatible combination --
Conclusion : the true story of Alice B. Toklas?
"The True Story of Alice B. Toklas explores how the concept of autobiography as a primarily referential genre is challenged and transformed in relation to autobiographical texts written about the same person, the same life, but differently, by different writers, at different points in time. The concept of one true story is deconstructed in the process as Linzie modifies Homi K. Bhabha's "almost the same but not quite/not white" for the purposes of this particular study as "almost the same but not quite/not straight." The investigation moves simultaneously on the planes of textuality and sexuality in order to provisionally articulate a "lesbian autobiographical subject" in Linzie's reading of these three texts.".
"Linzie's study fills a gap in literary criticism where Stein's companion and her work have been more or less neglected, conceptualizing the Stein-Toklas sexual/textual relationship as fundamentally reciprocal. The True Story of Alice B. Toklas provides a new critical perspective on Toklas as indispensable to Stein's literary production, a cultural laborer in her own right, and a writer of her own books. Making a significant contribution to recent lesbian/feminist reconceptualizations of the genre of autobiography, this study will fascinate Stein and Toklas scholars as well as those interested in queer and autobiography studies."--BOOK JACKET.
- Toklas, Alice B.
- Authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism.
- Women authors, American -- Biography -- History and criticism.
- Toklas, Alice B. -- Alice B. Toklas cook book.
- Toklas, Alice B. -- What is remembered.
- Stein, Gertrude, -- 1874-1946. -- Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.