Books: Stein on War

WARS I HAVE SEEN—Gertrude Stein —Random House ($2.50),

"Not many people," observed Gertrude Stein's U.S. publisher, Bennett Cerf, in his best-selling Try and Stop Me, "even claim to understand the intricacies of Miss Stein's prose style. But millions admire her rugged and magnificent personality." Pennsylvania-born Gertrude Stein has now lived out one world war and most of a second in her adopted France, viewed many another war from afar in the course of her 71 years. Wars I Have Seen, which she claims that even Publisher Cerf should be able to understand, is...

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