"The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" by Gertrude Stein
An illustrated edition of the singular Gertrude Stein classic, bursting with the bright and fanciful images of artist Maira Kalman. Considered one of the richest and most irreverent biographies in history, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was written by Gertrude Stein in the style and voice of her life partner, Alice B. Toklas. Published in 1933, the story begins with Alice's initial move to France in 1907, the day after which she meets Gertrude, sparking a relationship that lasts for nearly four decades. Recounting the vibrant and literary life the two make for themselves among the Parisian avant-garde, Alice opens the doors to the prominent salons they held in their home, hosting fellow expatriate such as Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound as well as artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Man Ray at the twilight of the Belle Epoque.
The wildly talented Maira Kalman brings this glittering Parisian world to life. Her whimsical and inimitable illustrations complement the wit and humor of Stein’s narrative, inviting readers to experience this book in a completely new way.
Hardbound, 9 1/2 x 6 3/8 inches, 296 pages