Books: Not for the Tired

FOUR IN AMERICA (221 pp.]—Gertrude Stein—Yale ($3.75).

Gertrude Stein had leisure, intelligence, curiosity and quite a bit of gall. She never got tired of playing games with language. She preferred to live in Europe, but America and Americans always fascinated her. Four in America is an inquiry about the American soul as exemplified in four great men: Ulysses S. Grant, Wilbur Wright, Henry James and George Washington. A year ago last July, a few weeks before her death, Miss Stein sent the manuscript to Yale, which has now published it in its entirety...

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