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exercise3-part1 - The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by...

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Gertrude Stein played a trick and it was a very good trick too (49). Bring on the Trojan horse. In the belly of a biography stash the Word (50). At similar risk, although Stein is not close to the genius of Woolf, the Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is an act of terrorism against worn-out assumptions of what literature is and what form its forms can take (50). Art cannot move forward by clinging to past discoveries and the re-discovery of form is essential to anyone who wants to do fresh work (50). Gertrude Stein was not an art criminal. The real criminals of art are the ones who parade the efforts of the past as their own work (52). Like Stein, I prefer myself as a charcter in my own fiction, and like Stein and Woolf, what concerns me is language (53). Wordworth was not interested in forging actual life into a copy of itself, he was interested in creating a heightened reality (56). Write from your own experience is fine for the writing class, useless to the writer (57).
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Unformatted text preview: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by refusing to recognize the scriptural authority of actual life, suggests itself and its subject matter as a myriad text open to unlimited interpretation (60). each had obtained a portion of those otherwise male advantages. Like Woolf, none bore children (62). let the binding happen in daylight, to happen to the conscious mind, to delight and disturb the reader when the habitual pieces are put together in a new way (75).with the example of imagism. If we admit that language has power over us, not only through what it says but also through what it is, we come closer to understanding the importance of poetry and its function in a healthy society. if we admit that language has power over us, not only through what it says but also through what it is, we will be tolerant of literary experiment just as we are tolerant of scientific experiment (76)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course WRITING 101 taught by Professor Jabaker during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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