Geography and Plays

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Geography and Plays is a 1922 collection of Gertrude Stein's "word portraits," or stream-of-consciousness writings. These stream-of-consciousness experiments, rhythmical essays or "portraits", were designed to evoke "the excitingness of pure being" and can be seen as literature's answer to Cubism, plasticity, and collage. Although the book has been described as "a marvellous and painstaking achievement in setting down approximately 80,000 words which mean nothing at all," it is considered to be one of Stein's seminal works. (summary by wildemoose and Wikipedia) (12 hr 35 min)


Susie Asado 1:42 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Ada 7:57 Read by roeg11
Miss Furr and Miss Skeene 12:15 Read by Cori Samuel
A Collection 8:41 Read by roeg11
France 30:21 Read by Marmalade Hanna
Americans 19:59 Read by roeg11
Italians 39:02 Read by Pamela Krantz
A Sweet Tail (Gypsies) 12:45 Read by roeg11
The History of Belmonte 11:54 Read by roeg11
In the Grass (On Spain) 18:35 Read by roeg11
England 36:58 Read by roeg11
Mallorcan Stories 0:52 Read by April Gonzales
Scenes, Actions and Dispositions of Relations and Positions 1:02:38 Read by Bev J Stevens
The King or Something (The Public is Invited to Dance) 16:06 Read by roeg11
Publishers, the Portrait Gallery, and the Manuscripts of the British Museum 13:40 Read by Pamela Krantz
Roche 5:19 Read by Pamela Krantz
Braque 15:38 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Portrait of Prince B.D. 10:36 Read by roeg11
Mrs. Whitehead 5:05 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Portrait of Constance Fletcher 25:26 Read by roeg11
A Poem About Walberg 2:24 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Johnny Grey 8:47 Read by Chuck Williamson
A Portrait of F.B. 6:26 Read by roeg11
Sacred Emily 10:43 Read by Charlotte Duckett
IIIIIIIIII 19:18 Read by Bev J Stevens
One (Van Vechten) 2:42 Read by Charlotte Duckett
One. Harry Phelan Gibb 1:25 Read by Charlotte Duckett
A Curtain Raiser 0:57 Read by April Gonzales
Ladies' Voices (Curtain Raiser) 2:41 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
What Happened. A Play in Five Acts 7:14 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
White Wines. Three Acts 10:25 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Do Let Us Go Away. A Play 22:42 Read by Bev J Stevens
For the Country Entirely. A Play in Letters 16:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Turkey Bones and Eating and We Liked It. A Play 30:21 Read by Jon Miller
Every Afternoon. A Dialogue 7:16 Read by Linette Geisel
Captain Walter Arnold. A Play 2:15 Read by April Gonzales
Please Do Not Suffer. A Play 9:21 Read by Libby Gohn
He Said It. Monologue 15:14 Read by Bellona Times
Counting Her Dresses. A Play 8:12 Read by Chuck Williamson
I Like It To Be a Play. A Play 6:12 Read by roeg11
Not Sightly. A Play 21:25 Read by roeg11
Bonne Annee. A Play 2:30 Read by roeg11
Mexico. A Play 37:44 Read by roeg11
A Family of Perhaps Three 19:46 Read by Bev J Stevens
Advertisements 10:44 Read by Pamela Krantz
Pink Melon Joy 47:35 Read by Bev J Stevens
If You Had Three Husbands 28:11 Read by Linette Geisel
Work Again 9:35 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Tourty or Tourtebattre. A Story of the Great War 8:25 Read by roeg11
Next. (Life and Letters of Marcel Duchamp) 2:55 Read by Bellona Times
Land of Nations (Sub Title: And Ask Asia) 3:36 Read by Patti Cunningham
Accents in Alsace. A Reasonable Tragedy 11:00 Read by roeg11
The Psychology of Nations or What Are You Looking At 4:54 Read by captdavestambaugh