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Stein, Gertrude

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A twentieth-century American author who lived most of her life in France. She wrote her life story as The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Toklas was her companion), and she is said to have introduced the phraselost generation” to describe the Americans who wandered about Europe after World War I. Her works also include poems and the story collection Three Lives; the most famous line from her poetry is “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”

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