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A Gargantuan Bookshop in the 13th Century Church: Gertrude Stein Would Applaud

I am standing in the middle of the Dominican Church in Maastricht (Netherlands), a church turned into a gargantuan bookshop. I am holding the book of Gertrude Stein. If only she was told that half a century after her death her books would be sold in the church, she would laugh skeptically with distrustfulness. ‘The mother of postmodernism’, the academic movement that can be described as the straightforward denial of general philosophical viewpoints that were taken for granted during the 18th-century Enlightenment and characterized by denial of objective truth, GertrudeRead More

Afterthoughts: the book ‘SISTER BROTHER: Gertrude and Leo Stein’

A brother and a sister. Leo and Gertrude Stein. Both of them were very well educated, both have read thousands of books, travelled around the world, both were raised by the same parents, both met hundreds of talented people and both dreamt of becoming an Artist… Moreover, both of them didn’t lack thoughts, nor words. They always had WHAT to say, But!           only one of them developed the unique way of HOW to say a thing. Only Gertrude managed to develop the power of expressionRead More