27: There’s no There There

Marc Rickenbach and Rachel Dares looked into the mixed legacy of Gertrude Stein. A mother figure to the Lost Generation, Stein left an impression on the Parisian arts scene that lingers to this day:

“At the very least her experience in Paris seems to have been paradoxical. On the one hand she loved the city, seeing it as ‘the most fertile for the twentieth-century artist because it has ‘scientific methods, machines, and electricity, but does not really believe that these things have anything to do with the real business of living.’ Yet despite her obvious love for Paris, its people seemed difficult for her to crack. In her many years in the city she wasn’t surrounded by all too many French natives.”

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