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Born in February 3, 1874 / Died in July 27, 1946 / United States / English


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  • Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the Gentle Lena, Grafton Press, 1909, reprinted, St. Martin's Press (Boston, MA), 2000.
  • Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia, privately printed, 1912.
  • Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms, Claire Marie, 1914, reprinted, Dover (Mineola, NY), 1997.
  • Geography and Plays, Four Seas (Boston, MA), 1922, reprinted, Dover (Mineola, NY), 1999.
  • The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family's Progress, Contact Editions (Paris, France), 1925, published as The Making of Americans: The Hersland Family, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1934, reprinted under original title, Dalkey Archive Press (Normal, IL), 1995.
  • Composition as Explanation, Hogarth (London, England), 1926.
  • Useful Knowledge, Payson & Clarke, 1928.
  • An Acquaintance with Description, Seizin Press (London, England), 1929.
  • Lucy Church, Amiably, Imprimerie "Union," 1930, reprinted, Dalkey Archive Press (Normal, IL), 2000.
  • How to Write (originally titled Grammar, Paragraphs, Sentences, Vocabulary, Etcetera), Plain Edition (Paris, France), 1931, Something Else Press (Barton, VT), 1973.
  • Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded, Plain Edition (Paris, France), 1931.
  • Operas and Plays, Plain Edition (Paris, France), 1932.
  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1933.
  • Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein, Plain Edition (Paris, France), 1933, expanded as Matisse, Picasso, and Gertrude Stein, with Two Shorter Stories, Something Else Press (Barton, VT), 1972.
  • Portraits and Prayers, Random House (New York, NY), 1934.
  • Lectures in America, Random House (New York, NY), 1935.
  • Narration, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1935.
  • The Geographical History of America; or, The Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind, Random House (New York, NY), 1936, reprinted, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1995.
  • Everybody's Autobiography, Random House (New York, NY), 1937, reprinted, Cooper Square Publishers (New York, NY), 1971.
  • Picasso, Floury, 1938, English translation by Alice B. Toklas, Scribner (New York, NY), 1939.
  • The World... Is Round, W. R. Scott, 1939.
  • Paris, France, Scribner (New York, NY), 1940.
  • What Are Masterpieces, Conference Press, 1940.
  • Ida, a Novel, Random House (New York, NY), 1941.
  • Wars I Have Seen, Random House (New York, NY), 1945.
  • Brewsie and Willie, Random House (New York, NY), 1946.
  • In Savoy; or, Yes Is for a Very Young Man: A Play of the Resistance in France, Pushkin Press, 1946.
  • Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein, edited by Carl Van Vechten, Random House (New York, NY), 1946.
  • Four in America, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1947.
  • The Gertrude Stein First Reader & Three Plays, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1948.
  • Blood on the Dining-Room Floor, Banyan Press (New York, NY), 1948, reprinted, Creative Arts (Berkeley, CA), 1982.
  • Last Operas and Plays, edited by Carl Van Vechten, Rinehart, 1949, reprinted, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1995.
  • Things as They Are: A Novel in Three Parts, Banyan Press (New York, NY), 1950.
  • The Yale Edition of the Unpublished Writings of Gertrude Stein, edited by Carl Van Vechten, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), Volume 1: Two: Gertrude Stein and Her Brother, and Other Early Portraits, 1906-12, 1951, Volume 2: Mrs. Reynolds and Five Earlier Novelettes, 1952, Volume 3: Bee Time Vine, and Other Pieces, 1913-1927, 1953, Volume 4: As Fine as Melanctha, 1914-1930, 1954, Volume 5: Painted Lace, and Other Pieces, 1914-1937, 1955, Volume 6: Stanzas in Meditation, and Other Poems, 1929-1933, 1956, reprinted, Sun & Moon Press (Los Angeles, CA), 1994, Volume 7: Alphabets and Birthdays, 1957, reprinted as To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays, Green Integer, 2001, Volume 8: A Novel of Thank You, 1958, reprinted, Dalkey Archive Press (Normal, IL), 1994.
  • Selected Writings, edited by Carl Van Vechten, Modern Library (New York, NY), 1962.
  • Gertrude Stein's America, edited by Gilbert A. Harrison, R. B. Luce (Washington, DC), 1965.
  • Writings and Lectures 1911-1945, edited by Patricia Meyerowitz, Owen, 1967.
  • Gertrude Stein on Picasso, edited by Edward Burns, Liveright (New York, NY), in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art, 1970.
  • Selected Operas and Plays of Gertrude Stein, edited by John Malcolm Brinnin, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1970, reprinted, 1993.
  • Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings, Liveright (New York, NY), 1971.
  • Look at Me Now and Here I Am; Writings and Lectures 1909-45, edited by Patricia Meyerowitz, Penguin (New York, NY), 1971.
  • The Previously Uncollected Writings of Gertrude Stein, edited by Robert Bartlett Haas, Black Sparrow Press, Volume 1: Reflection on the Atomic Bomb, 1973, Volume 2: How Writing Is Written, 1974.
  • Dear Sammy: Letters from Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, edited by Samuel M. Steward, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1977.
  • Geography and Plays, introduction by Cyrena N. Pondrom, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1993.
  • Mirrors of Friendship: The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, edited by Edward M. Burns, Ulla E. Dydo, and William Rice, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1996.
  • A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends: The Correspondence between Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934, edited by Patricia R. Everett, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1996.
  • Writings, 1903-1932, Library of America (New York, NY), 1998.
  • Writings, 1932-1946, Library of America (New York, NY), 1998.
  • Operas and Plays, Barrytown (Barrytown, NY), 1998.
  • Baby Precious Always Shines: Selected Love Notes, edited by Kay Turner, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.
  • Correspondance de Ren??© Crevel ? Gertrude Stein, edited by Jean-Michel Dev??©sa, L'Harmattan (Paris, France), 2000.
LIBRETTOS (Music By Virgil Thomson)
  • Four Saints in Three Acts; An Opera to Be Sung (produced in Hartford, CT, 1934), Random House (New York, NY), 1934, reproduced as an avant-garde opera, 1996.
  • Capital, Capitals; For Four Men and a Piano, [New York, NY], 1947.
  • The Mother of Us All (produced at Columbia University, 1947), Music Press, 1947.
  • Preciosilla; For Voice and Piano, G. Schirmer, 1948.
Contributor to The Collectors: Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone; with a Portrait by Gertrude Stein, by Barbara Pollack, Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.