The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Chapter 3, “Gertrude Stein in Paris, 1903-1907” Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, “Gertrude Stein in Paris, 1903-1907.” In the third chapter of the book, the narrator goes back in time to relate the events of 1903 to 1907, prior to Alice's arrival in Paris. She writes that "During Gertrude Stein's last two years at the Medical School, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, 1900-1903, her brother was living in Florence". Gertrude's brother had an interest in Cézanne, and when he and Gertrude moved to Paris, they visited an art dealer named Vollard in order to purchase a painting of Cézanne's. They left with a small landscape by the painter and made an impression on Vollard that they were crazy Americans who laughed uncontrollably.

After that, Gertrude and her brother visited Vollard frequently and bought several paintings, including those by Cézanne, Daumier, Manet, and Gauguin. "Before the winter was over, having gone so far Gertrude Stein and...

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