The Reading Book

Le Livre de Lecture

Gertrude Stein & Alice Lorenzi

Cambourakis | november 2016 | 80 pages | 16 x 24 cm | hardcover

A dog who wants to learn how to read; a little boy named Charlie Tsar who spends his time counting “C”s; why reading is preferable to measuring, to saying, or seeing to wanting…These are just some of the ideas and odd questions put forward by Gertrude Stein. A book that perfectly combines the lighthearted with the more serious, as appropriate when speaking to, or pretending to speak to, children. Published several months after the author’s death, this little Reading Book includes about twenty facetious lessons, and three short theatre pieces, playing with language, grammar, sounds and meaning.

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