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Making of Americans


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Novel by Gertrude Stein, written in 1906–8 and published in 1925. It deals with the wanderings and mental development of three generations of her own family, beginning as the history of a family's progress, but becoming the history of “everyone who ever was or is or will be living.” The simple language is marked by recurrent phrases and other devices to create the feeling of a prolonged present and a constant “beginning again and again.”

Subjects: Literature.


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Gertrude Stein (1874—1946) American writer


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