The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated

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Alice in the Garden of Their House in Bilignin

Left: Jane Heap; Right: Eric Satie

Gertrude Stein and Elsa Shiaparelli

Left: Gertrude and Alice with Basket; Right: Stravinsky and Nijinsky

Left: Fernande and Picasso; Right: Sonia Delaunay

Left: Marie Laurencin; Right: Guillaume Apollinaire

Claude Debussy and Friend

Alice and Gertrude in 27 Rue de Fleurus

THE AUTOBIOGAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS ILLUSTRATED
By Gertrude Stein
illustrations by Maira Kalman
Penguin Press, New York; Illustrated edition
March 2020

BOOK TOUR DATES

NEW YORK CITY, NY*
Thursday, March 5 · 8:00 PM
92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center

WASHINGTON DC
Sunday, March 8 · 5:00 PM
Politics and Prose Bookstore

PHILADELPHIA, PA*
Monday, March 9 · 7:30 PM
Free Library of Philadelphia

BROOKLYN, NY
In Conversation with Françoise Mouly
Wednesday, March 11 · 7:00 PM
Books are Magic

LOS ANGELES, CA
Monday, March 23 · 7:00 PM
Chevalier Books

HOBOKEN, NJ
In Conversation with Adam Gopnick
Sunday, April 5 · 4:00 PM
Little City Books at the Hoboken Literary Festival

SEATTLE, WA*
Wednesday, April 29 · 7:30 PM
Seattle Arts & Lectures at Town Hall Seattle

BELLPORT, LONG ISLAND, NY
Saturday, May 23 · 5:00 PM
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society

*Ticketed event

In this new Penguin Press edition of Gertrude Stein’s most well-known work, the wildly talented Maira Kalman brings this glittering Parisian world to life, and celebrates Stein and Toklas in vivid color. Her whimsical, sophisticated and inimitable illustrations complement the wit and humor of Stein’s narrative, and elevate the exciting intrigues of these famous women and their friends. Inviting readers to experience this book in a completely new way, the illustrated edition of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas will prompt a contemporary reading of this cherished and singular classic.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated will have you itching to hop a plane to CDG . . . Stein captures both the voice of her partner, Alice Toklas, and the shimmering energy of the time. Kalman brings that world further to life with expressive illustrations of the couple, their home and travels, and contemporaries like Matisse and Cezanne. Her work has a wry, witty quality that lends a sense of immediacy to words written nearly a century ago. It’s just the thing to tote on your next vacation—need we say where to?” .”
Travel & Leisure

“Whimsical illustrations meet quirky prose in this tag-team reinvention of the iconic 1933 book. An award-winning New Yorker illustrator, designer and author, Kalman takes on the challenge of illustrating Stein’s iconic ‘auto’ biography of her longtime companion Toklas . . . Kalman’s 70-plus color illustrations, rendered in her distinctive playful and Fauve-esque style, perfectly reflect the artistic and intellectual world of Paris in the 1920s and ’30s . . . A sparkling, imaginative rendition of a literary classic.”
Kirkus

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