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Gertrude Stein was an American author and poet best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collecting and literary salon in 1920s Paris.
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Gertrude Stein was a member of the Lost Generation in Paris and helped develop modernism in Art and Literature. A larger than life personality, she encouraged artists such as Picasso and Hemingway and was a successful writer.
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Gertrude Stein died on July 27, 1946, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Though critical opinion is divided on Stein's various writings, the imprint of her strong, witty personality survives, as does her influence on contemporary literature.
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