Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Modern March

A Modern March

A Modern March is taking place at A Literary Odyssey starting March 1st.

From the Modernist Period of literature I have chosen to read ~Three Lives~ by, Gertrude Stein. If time allows I would like to attempt Geography and plays, also.

“The one thing that everybody wants is to be free...not to be managed, threatened, directed, restrained, obliged, fearful, administered, they want none of these things they all want to feel free, the word discipline, and forbidden and investigated and imprisoned brings horror and fear into all hearts, they do not want to be afraid not more than is necessary in the ordinary business of living where one has to earn one's living and has to fear want and disease and death....The only thing that any one wants now is to be free, to be let alone, to live their life as they can, but not to be watched, controlled and scared, no no, not.
~Gertrude Stein, September, 1943

1 comment:

  1. Gertrude Stein is a good choice - I don't think enough readers read her for pleasure (she'll pop up now and then for graduate courses or what not, for those who are English or Women's Studies majors). I enjoyed Paris, France quite a bit, as well as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. She's interesting, to say the least.

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