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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Characters & Character Analysis

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Key Figures

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.

Guillaume Apollinaire

Apollinaire (1880-1918) is "very attractive and very interesting," "extraordinarily brilliant," and a friend of Stein's. Born in Rome in 1880, Apollinaire was a key figure in the French avant-garde. He wrote essays on cubist painters and experimented with varying tones and registers in his poetry. Toklas notes that when he died, "everybody ceased to be friends."

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...

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