Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms Summary
Gertrude Stein

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Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms Summary

Gertrude Stein is the author and narrator of "Tender Buttons: Objects, Food and Rooms." In "Objects," she redefines words based on their etymology and an analysis of the syllables. She chooses words for their prosody and juxtaposes them in order to subvert common denotations. Gertrude Stein believes that the words have lost much of their expressive force and uses an unlikely combination of words to redefine each word. "Tender Buttons: Objects, Food and Rooms" can...

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