McNally Jackson and City Lights Present: A Centennial Celebration of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons

“In Tender Buttons and then on and on I struggled with the ridding myself of nouns, I knew nouns must go in poetry as they had gone in prose if anything that is everything was to go on meaning something. And so I went on with this exceeding struggle of knowing really knowing what a thing was really knowing it knowing anything I was seeing anything I was feeling so that its name could be something, by its name coming to be a thing in itself as it was but would not be anything just and only as a name."

  Cosponsored by The Gertrude Stein Society at Hunter College and in partnership with City Lights Books, Seth Perlow, Anne Waldman, and Charles Bernstein discuss and read from the corrected centennial edition of Stein's Tender Buttons, just out from City Lights publishers

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By Gertrude Stein, Seth Perlow (Editor), Juliana Spahr (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780872866355
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: City Lights Books - April 8th, 2014