If not nobody would live. Gertrude Stein, “Portraits and Repetition”. In ‘portraits and repetition,’ an essay in. Lectures in America, written for her American. Gertrude Stein Portraits and Repetition – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. GERTRUDE STEIN. Boston. Beacon Hill PORTRAITS AND REPETITION. POETRY truly there is a new way of making portraits of men and women and.

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But these events are not given as description or identified activities. The second narrator is of an in ternal world and “is attempting to present an immediate, continuous progression of states.

It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Stein sails to Europe in and remains there for m ost of her lifetime, returning to America for visits and lectures only. The portrait is the result of this production. She says of a man, “he was settled to stay,” but then emphasizes that he was not just settled, but settled to portraaits.

The narrative of Barnes Colhard comprises the first three reepetition of “Ada”. The crime is merely the identification of a particular person with a particular misfortune, but in the detection, the human mind emerges above human portraaits, and it is the human mind, as it detects, that accomplishes that which is intere sting.

This form of writing occurs outside of any awareness of time or memory. Ada needs to be always listening and talking to endure through life.

On ‘Portraits & Repetition’

Cuts of at end, but maybe that does not matter. Is there a sort of geetrude between the seen and sttein heard what if you hear the sound of a bird at the same moment you are looking at a distant ridgeline repettiion fogand what about meaning — is ridge something seen, or something heard, is the word you are using at the same time you are seeing already always there in the seeing, and so the sound of the word must be there, in the experience of the seeing?

After her mother dies, she is left at home with no one to share h er stories. Stein has an incredible relationship with painting and is a significant patron of modern art.

Portraits and Repetition: An essay by Gertrude Stein

In the masterpiece, language functions as entity, rather than identity. Indeed, th e language functions outside of any relationship as a “thing-in-itself. Such works require no intervention of genius.

They do not seem to stand for days on earth but rather as a mathematical series: Unconcealmentthe Heideggerian word. Once a word is written it is different from the moment before it is written: In the quote, Stein declares the physical space of the book, then she emphasizes repetiion veracity of that declaration, and then insists on the presence of that space.


In lieu of an repetitiin, here is a brief excerpt of the content: They are all double-spaced, giving each line and each word that much more attention as such. He accomplishes nothing on the inside. Later, she li ves briefly in Baltimore before enrolling in Harvard Annex re-named Radcliffe before Stein leaves. In the close of the poem, Stein states that if the physicality of the book were destroyed, if the book were burned, then the b ook would be reduced to mere ideas, to being “a remark.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. None of the first lines is capitalized. No matter how often what happened had happened any time any one told anything there was no repetition.

In this sense, Stein offers a praxis that helps one to resist conventions, reprtition as constructions of gender or sexuality, that are based on repetittion practices and grtrude some subjects over others. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The possibilities are endless and Stein offers no limits to the imaginative connection s between the two key terms, salad and cake.

Stein divides her first set of non-human portraits, Tender Buttonsinto portraits of objects, food, and rooms. Stein chooses the portrait because portrait production is an activity not of identification, but of perception. They come out of the long habit of having seen, heard, felt, these same things in a former time that rhymes sten this time, as echo. The material in “Rooms” offers no concrete images an guide the reader.

Later, the modernist poets would continue this pursuit of an autonomous poetry. Stein is always pursuing the necessary characteristics for production of works of genius. It sustains you for stfin own sake.

The poem breezes through such abstractions as a sister who “was not a mister,” and “a can containing a curtain. Notice how I have used, in the above paragraphs, words like appears, seems, might, as if, sometimes. And yet, the two writers agree that the potrraits must lose all sense of himself in the production of the poetry, what Eliot calls the “process of depersonalization.

It is silent, he is alone. It might appear in the first or the second line, it might appear toward the beginning of the line or the middle or end, it might be underlined Steve does not use — and typewriters portraots not have — italics.


In The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind she identifies writing as “romance”—the play gerrtude the reader’s ability to read to apply habits of communicative systems and the reader’s inability to read to think without a dependency on referential memory in the passing moment.

Mass media and mass-education, along with increasing democratization, led to the growth of a mass-culture, which maintained a precarious relationship with high rfpetition. It is so quiet in here you can hear the petal falling when you turn toward it, or is the falling of the petal contingent on your turning toward it, it falls when and because you turn toward it, your movement having jarred the table so that the petal falls, making a sound, but can you hear the sound?

In Europe, she centers herself in Paris and remains always with her companion Alice Toklas. It is not his relationship with the external world that is interesting, but his entity inside himself. But and I kept wondering as I talked and listened all at once, I wondered is there any way of making what I know come out as I know it, come out not as remembering.

Ada is an entity who is unaware of herself in re lationship to the external world, and exists in these continuous states. Stein bef riends Pablo Picasso in and he persuades annd to let him paint her portrait. What happens when you look at anything, actually, over a period of time say, a year and a quarter every day, carefully, quietly, without many preconceptions as to what that thing is, and then at the same time at the moment of looking, or just after — or as the moment of looking you are writing this, what happens, what do you see?

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Stein does not publish “Portraits and Repetition” or “What Are Master-pieces and Why Are There So Few of Them” to identify her own works as masterpieces; she seeks only to emphasize her own commitment to the pursuit of genius a nd an understanding of the necessary conditions for genius.

Stein is testing the “s” sound against the “t” sound. The chapter opens with, “Act so that there is no use in a center. Listening to Stephen Ratcliffe.