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“It might be a portrait but in any case it is for you”: - Gertrude Stein’s literary portrait as a dialogic genre
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (LMI)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9809-8258
2013 (English)In: TRANS- Revue de littérature générale et comparée, E-ISSN 1778-3887, no 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“It might be a portrait but in any case it is for you” focuses on the dialogic aspects of the literary portrait genre practised by American avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein. The article presents a short comparative analysis of Stein’s portraits Matisse and Picasso both written in 1911. It focuses on the use of grammatical as well as rhythmic instruments in the invocation of their subjects. The article takes into consideration the biographical context of Stein’s artistic salon, which was frequented by both subjects, as well as the particular circumstances regarding the distribution of Stein’s early work in this context. We connect the genre to the oral genre of gossip. Finally it is argued that the portrait occupies a key position in Stein’s general poetics, as her work with the literary portrait is crucial for the development of her dialogical concept of genius.

Abstract [fr]

« C’est peut-être un portrait mais en tout cas c’est pour vous » porte sur les aspects dialogiques du genre du portrait littéraire tel que le pratique l’auteure d’avant-garde américaine Gertrude Stein. L’article présente une brève analyse comparative entre les deux portraits intitulés Matisse et Picasso, tous deux écrits en 1911. Il se concentre sur l’utilisation d’instruments aussi bien grammaticaux que rythmiques dans l’invocation des sujets. L’article analyse le contexte biographique du salon artistique de Stein, fréquenté par les deux sujets, aussi bien que les circonstances particulières de la distribution des premières œuvres de Stein dans ce contexte. Le genre se trouve alors rattaché au genre oral des ragots. Enfin, l’article soutient que les portraits occupent une position clé dans la poétique générale de Stein et que ses portraits littéraires sont un travail décisif dans le développement de son concept dialogique du génie.

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Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle , 2013. no 15
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Humanities General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135457OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135457DiVA: diva2:1081864
Available from: 2017-03-15 Created: 2017-03-15 Last updated: 2017-03-22

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