When: Wednesdays , Sept 27 – Nov 1 9:30 am – 11:30 am
(No class Oct 25)
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $169.00 for 5 session(s)
Type: In Person
Instructor: Charles Alexander is an artist, poet, bookmaker, professor and founder/director of Chax Press. He is the author of six full length books of poetry
It has been said that “Gertrude Stein is the Mother of us all.” She certainly bent, expanded, envisioned, and explored the arts of language in a way no one else has ever done, and in the process created a major impact on 20th and 21st Century writers and artists who followed, from Ernest Hemingway to John Cage to the “language” poets of our time. She declared, in her magnum opus, The Making of Americans, that she wanted to know everything about every kind of human being. Sometimes she makes us feel as if she just might do that.
Explore the work of Stein, from crystalline cubist poems in Tender Buttons, to plays in Geography and Plays with no characters except the language therein, to The Making of Americans, to the elegantly piercing Stanzas in Meditation; along the way meet the person Gertrude Stein, impressive specimen painted and sculpted by artists such as Pablo Picasso. She was the center art in Paris from 1903-1938, with a salon that included Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Sherwood Anderson, Guillaume Apollinaire, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Alice B. Toklas, and more. The movable feast has landed at 27 Rue de Fleurus, in the 6th Arondissement, Left Bank. Join us there.
Register for The Language that Rises: Gertrude Stein in her World
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