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Sherwood Anderson

Anderson (1876-1941) is an American novelist who visits Stein and Toklas in Paris. Stein and Anderson joke about Hemingway, saying he "had been formed" by the two of them. Anderson is best known for his collection of connected stories, Winesburg, Ohio. Hemingway writes him a long letter at one point telling him that he does not like Anderson's work, but Anderson is not fazed by it.

Georges Braque

Braque (1882-1963), is an occasional guest at Stein's gatherings and, along with Picasso, developed cubism. Toklas relates a story in which Braque, a French war hero, punches an art dealer who deliberately keeps the prices of cubist paintings at a government auction low in order to "kill cubism."

T. S. Eliot

Eliot (1888-1965) and Stein have one conversation, "mostly about split infinitives and other grammatical solecisms and why Gertrude Stein uses them." Eliot accepts a piece of Stein's...

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