ObjectsBook - 2013
Tender Buttons is the best known of Gertrude Stein's hermetic works. It is a small book separated into three sections - Food, Objects and Rooms each containing prose under subtitles. Tender Buttons is one of the great Modern experiments in verse. Simultaneously considered to be a masterpiece of verbal Cubism, a modernist triumph, a spectacular failure, a collection of confusing gibberish, and an intentional hoax, the book is perhaps more often written about than actually read. Divided into three sections- Objects, Food, and Rooms -the book contains a series of descriptions that defy conventional syntax.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm