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Stein, Jean

Overview
Works: 26 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 3,760 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewer
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jean Stein
Publications by Jean Stein
Publications by Jean Stein, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jean Stein
Edie : an American biography by Jean Stein( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international bestseller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet. She seemed to have it all: she was aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and young, Andy Warhol s superstar. But within a few years she flared out as quickly as she had appeared, and before she turned twenty-nine she was dead from a drug overdose. In a dazzling tapestry of voicesfamily, friends, lovers, rivalsthe entire meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick s life is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop Art world of the 60s: the sex, drugs, fashion, musicthe mad rush for pleasure and fame. All glitter and flash on the outside, it was hollow and desperate withinlike Edie herself, and like her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately mesmerizing, tragic, and horrifying, this book shattered many myths about the 60s experience in America."
West of Eden : an American place by Jean Stein( Book )
15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
"An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles by the author of the contemporary classic Edie; Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie : American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Warhol 'superstar' Edie Sedgwick. Now, in West of Eden, she turns her lens toward the city Sedgwick came from--Los Angeles--and a mythic cast of fortune hunters and aspiring moguls whose quests for fame and power destroyed many along the way. West of Eden, a work of history both grand in scale and intimate in detail, tells the stories of five larger-than-life individuals and their families, each one representing different aspects of Los Angeles and the American dream. There is Edward Doheny, the Wisconsin-born oil tycoon whose corruption ruins the reputation of a United States president and leads to his own son's violent death. Jack Warner, the son of Jewish Polish immigrants, joins with his brothers to found one of the world's most iconic film studios. Jane Garland, the troubled daughter of an aspiring actress, can never escape her mother's schemes. Jennifer Jones, a young actress from Oklahoma, wins an Academy Award at twenty-five but struggles with despair despite her fame and glamour. Finally, Stein chronicles the ascent of her own father, Jules Stein, an eye doctor born in Indiana who transforms Hollywood with the creation of an unrivaled agency and studio. These chapters paint a panoramic picture of outsiders pinning their hopes on Los Angeles--then watching as the shadow of those dreams envelopes their loved ones, especially their children, and the city itself. Decades in the making, West of Eden depicts a land of absurdity and treachery in the tradition of Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, and Joan Didion. As she did in Edie, Stein weaves the personal recollections of hundreds of people into an astonishing tapestry of voices telling the saga of a place like no other. Advance praise for West of Eden: 'In times past, in an effort to capture the edge and feel of Hollywood during its golden age of glamour and noir, Nathanael West, Raymond Chandler, Carey McWilliams, and Joan Didion stretched language and genre to their limits. Jean Stein and West of Eden belong in this company'--Kevin Starr, former California State Librarian and author of California : A History"--
American journey : the times of Robert Kennedy by Jean Stein( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
West of Eden : an American place by Jean Stein( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
An epic oral history depicting Hollywood and Los Angeles, told through the stories of several larger-than-life figures and their families
Grand street ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Edie by Jean Stein( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Grand Street 70 : against nature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Time by Jean Stein( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Grand street by Jean Stein( serial )
in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Grand Street 73 : delusions ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Detours by Jean Stein( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Grand street ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Against nature by Jean Stein( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Edie : une biographie américaine by Jean Stein( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Īdi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jean Stein American writer and editor
Jean Stein Amerikaans schrijfster
Jean Stein US-amerikanische Autorin und Herausgeberin
Stein, Jean 1947-
Stein, Jean Babette.
Vanden Heuvel, Jean Stein
جین استاین
スタイン, ジーン
Languages
English (76)
Spanish (3)
French (3)
Japanese (2)
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