Gertrude Stein never seemed to gain the acclaim of her intellectual compatriots, dubbed The Lost Generation. The group -- which included Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse -- boasted the brightest artistic lights of its age.
Stein, while a forceful personality and notable writer, battled critical and popular confusion in response to her experimental style. She eschewed most punctuation and capitalization, instead amassing overwhelming, repetitive waves of unbroken words. Her most well-known quote, "A rose is a rose is a...
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