Monday, January 30, 2012

Retallack also presents an important textual discovery from the Stein scholar Ulla Dydo: Stein’s lover/wife, Alice B. Toklas, forced her to change the verb “may” to “can” throughout. (May Bookstaver was an early lover of Stein’s, and Toklas — who apparently had no trouble reading Stein — was enraged finding her name so many times in the manuscript of “Stanzas in Meditation.”)
(from the New York Times)


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