Gertrude Stein | Critical Essay by Bonnie Marranca

This literature criticism consists of approximately 29 pages of analysis & critique of Gertrude Stein.
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Critical Essay by Bonnie Marranca

SOURCE: Marranca, Bonnie. “St. Gertrude.” Performing Arts Journal 16, no. 1 (January 1994): 107-112.

In the following essay, Marranca examines the significance of Stein's sense of geography and space to the structure, themes, and language of Four Saints in Three Acts.

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“Through a window with a grate covered by a veil, I spoke with those who came to visit me,” St. Therese of Avila described convent life in her Book of Foundations. The sense of a framed life would appeal to Gertrude Stein who brought together the painterly and the literary, changing nouns to verbs. In her Four Saints in Three Acts, in which St. Therese has more than three-dozen companions, St. Ignatius is always worrying about who is “to be windowed.” Nuns should observe enclosure he had decreed in...

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