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 Thursday, October 25, 2012

“Gertrude Stein’s Stay in Virginia"

Although many found Gertrude Stein’s writing difficult to read, she attracted a large number of people to her lectures during her 6-month American tour. 

She arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia by train on Sunday, February 3, 1935 at 7:45pm and was greeted by Dr. John Lloyd Newcomb, president of the University of Virginia.  While there, Stein gave a lecture to the Raven Society titled, “Poetry and Grammar.”  Following a question and answer period, she attended a dinner in her honor.

  On the morning of Tuesday, February 5, Stein was given the keys to the room where Edgar Allan Poe stayed for a semester. Poe was her favorite American author.  That afternoon at 2pm, Stein, Toklas, and friend and photographer Carl Van Vechten were driven to Richmond by automobile.

Stein in Richmond, tomorrow.
Jane T


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    October 25th, 2012

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