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The true story of Alice B. Toklas : a study of three autobiographies

Author: Anna Linzie
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this original study, Anna Linzie examines three mid-twentieth-century texts never before treated as interrelated in a book-length work of literary criticism: Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) and Alice B. Toklas's The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book (1954) and What Is Remembered (1963). Taking these three texts as intertexts or as an assemblage of the true story of Alice B. Toklas, Linzie
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Linzie, Anna, 1971-
True story of Alice B. Toklas.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607829888
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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Linzie
ISBN: 0877459851 9780877459859
OCLC Number: 62282474
Description: 212 pages ; 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?
Responsibility: Anna Linzie.
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