Gertrude Stein Facts:
Gertrude Stein Overview:
Stein's experimental writing won her credence with those who were creating a modernist literature, but only one book she wrote was financially successful.
During World War I Gertrude Stein and Toklas provided emergency medical supplies; in World War II, their vulnerability led to their leading a quiet life away from Paris. Stein died in 1946, Toklas in 1967.
Places: Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California; San Francisco, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Paris, France; Culoz, France.
Religion: Gertrude Stein's family was of German Jewish descent.