Shucks, we’ve got glamour girls too! Gertrude Stein, Bennett Cerf and the Culture of Celebrity

  title={Shucks, we’ve got glamour girls too! Gertrude Stein, Bennett Cerf and the Culture of Celebrity},
  author={Lise Jaillant},
  journal={Journal of Modern Literature},
  pages={149 - 169}
September 1933 was a turning point in Gertrude Stein’s career. That month, Alfred Harcourt published The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Bennett Cerf issued Three Lives in the Modern Library, a series of cheap reprints marketed as “the world’s best books.” While most scholars have linked Stein’s celebrity to the Autobiography, the publication of her experimental texts by the Modern Library and Random House has been largely overlooked. This article is organized around two central claims… 
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