Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973 & 1974. Hardcover. Two volumes, 164p. & 161p., prefaces & sources, limited first editions of 750 hardcover copies in quarter-cloth pictorial boards with paper spine title labels affixed, very good in unclipped but lightly worn dj.
A collection of Stein's uncollected writings edited by late UCLA educator and Stein researcher Robert Haas. Her comment on the atom bomb? ". . . it's the living that are interesting and not the way of killing them, because if there were not a lot left living how could there be any interest in destruction. Alright, that is the way I feel about it." Her conclusion to the second volume, "How writing is written," is about the fact that artists and writers step out of the contemporary and occupy another space in time. Want to find out how to do this? Read Gertrude Stein.