A Book Review by
Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories (1912) by Gertrude Stein is a collection of three innovative works which include A Long Gay Book (1909-12), Many Many Women (1910), and G.M.P. (1911-12). These early avant garde texts are written in philosophical propositions which describe the people and objects around Gertrude Stein with a narrative logic that is similar to the Language writing of contemporary poetry. Written at a time when Cubism was just beginning as an art movement, these stories are inspired by the painting of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and for Gertrude Stein the simple logic that begins each story is similar to the awakening of the human mind as it comprehends the subjective reality of the self. I perceive an angelic perspective in these writings which is like a form of artificial intelligence awakening to the process of becoming human. Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories by Gertrude Stein can be enjoyed by readers who are daring enough to explore the minimalist patterns of logic which make this one of the more avant garde classics of 20th Century innovative fiction.
He did the plentiful flowers all the colors that were not lost in the rain, He said that he had that feeling.
He was producing that which if there was that adaptation would be large. It was large. He showed it. He said that he had not seen the end and he said that that which was the same was apparent. He said he had been pleased.
The painting of Herni Matisse was based on the use of bright colors that began the trend in France of Fauvist painting with André Derain, and progressed to the abstractions of Robert and Sonia Delaunay. In Germany the use of intense colors became the Expressionism of August Macke, Franz Marc, and others. The narrator of G.M.P. (1911-12) realized this idea from the beginning, and all of Modern painting evolved from this use of color that did not necessarily match natural colors.
David Detrich lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he has just completed The Convergence of Two Narrative Lines Ascending, an ultramodern Surrealist novel written in minimal squares. This year he is working on Dream the Presence of the Circular Breast Starfish Topography, a monumental Surrealist novel written with innovative typographical design. His first novel Big Sur Marvels & Wondrous Delights (2001) is available from Amazon. He is the editor of Innovative Fiction Magazine and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations.