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05 Jan 2015

Charm Is Charm Is Charm

Someone recommended I read The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas by Gertrude Stein, which is something I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. The woman who famously (and for reasons best known to herself) wrote ‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’ didn’t believe in saying things only once (nor did she believe in capitalising words like French and American), but I rather liked this line about the surrealist writer René Crevel:

He had french charm, which when it is at its most charming is more charming even than american charm, charming as that can be.

She also has this vindication of the publisher/author relationship:

We do want to be printed. One writes for oneself and strangers but with no adventurous publishers how can one come in contact with those same strangers.

A good – if underpunctuated – point.

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