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The Exercises of Saint Gertrude
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A classic series of meditations by St. Gertrude the Great. Highly profitable to anyone aspiring to advance in the spiritual life. This edition first published in 1863.
Visions of Gertrude
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"Visions Of Gertrude" exhibition catalogue.
"Visions Of Gertrude" is an exhibition dedicated to feminism, initiated by the Gerrit Rietveld academy students in Amsterdam, in the... More > spring of 2013.< Less
Although author Gertrude Atherton was born and died in her beloved home state of California, she spent a significant amount of time touring and living in Europe. In Ancestors, she puts her experience... More > as a world traveler to good use, spinning an entertaining yarn about several aristocratic English ladies who decide to liven up their twilight years by touring the rough-and-tumble landscape of the American frontier.< Less
Rodhesian by Gertrude Eliza Page, first published in 1912.
Gertrude Page (1873-1922), She was the daughter of John Elliott Page. He moved to this area when Gertrude was three, and bought a coal and... More > malting business at Bedford. He had had two wives, with three children by the first, and seven by the second.
The Page family resided at “The Mount”, Aspley Heath, which John may have had built in 1880, then they moved to “Heatherbank” in 1882. John amassed 5 acres, by buying up the land from other landowners to build this house on, which was enough to build his house in some seclusion.
Tells the story of living in Rodhesia. Throughout its history, Rhodesia continued to be referred to by the British, who did not recognise the state, as "Southern Rhodesia". The name "Rhodesia" had referred to the territory consisting of Southern Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia which formed the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. It consisted of modern Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.< Less
Paddy the Next Best Thing
Paddy the Next Best Thing by Gertrude Page, first published in 1908.
Paddy Adair, the “next-best-thing,” as she was fond of calling herself, and the reason for which will appear... More > hereafter, sat at the table, and spread all around her were little square books of “patterns for blouses,” from which she was vainly endeavouring to make a selection. Meanwhile she kept up a running conversation with the only other occupant of the room, a girl with dreamy eyes of true Irish blue, who sat in the window, motionless, gazing across the Loch at the distant mountains. She heard no word of all her sister was saying, but that did not appear to trouble Paddy in the least, so doubtless it was not an unusual state of affairs.
Gertrude Page (1873-1922), She was the daughter of John Elliott Page. He moved to this area when Gertrude was three, and bought a coal and malting business at Bedford. He had had two wives, with three children by the first, and seven by the second.< Less
Tender Buttons is the best known of Gertrude Stein's "hermetic" works. It is a small book separated into three sections: Food, Objects and Rooms each containing prose under subtitles. It is... More > sometimes viewed as a modern classic experimental novel made up of prose poems. While living in Paris, Gertrude began writing for publication. Her earliest writings were mainly retellings of her college experiences. Mabel Dodge promoted Gertrude's works in the United States. Foreshadowing Gertrude's later critical reception, Mabel wrote in "Speculations":
In Gertrude Stein's writing every word lives and, apart from concept, it is so exquisitely rhythmical and cadenced that if we read it aloud and receive it as pure sound, it is like a kind of sensuous music. Just as one may stop, for once, in a way, before a canvas of Picasso, and, letting one's reason sleep for an instant, may exclaim: "It is a fine pattern!"< Less
First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section,... More > "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian artifacts. Presented here in an exquisite small package, this new edition of "Objects" pairs Stein's avant-garde verse with colorful contemporary illustrations by indie art star Lisa Congdon, who illuminates and interrogates the classic Cubist text with visuals as capricious as Stein's own prose. A celebration of independent thinking old and new, this captivating marriage of image and text is a treasure of arts and letters.< Less
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857 - 1948) was a feminist American writer. Her husband discouraged her writing and in 1882 when she published her first novel the family was scandalized. Atherton... More > is best remembered for her California series of novels and short stories. Her stories feature strong heroines who pursue independent careers.< Less