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:::You are technically correct.  Thanks for that.  However, I ''am'' identified on the article as the lead author.  I was confused about what a signed article is.  I'll look into this more.[[User:Pat Palmer|Pat Palmer]] ([[User talk:Pat Palmer|talk]]) 20:06, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
 
:::You are technically correct.  Thanks for that.  However, I ''am'' identified on the article as the lead author.  I was confused about what a signed article is.  I'll look into this more.[[User:Pat Palmer|Pat Palmer]] ([[User talk:Pat Palmer|talk]]) 20:06, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
 
:::::Kindly see Policies 5, 6 and 7 which John has identified below. Furthermore, you should not capture this article/subject for yourself by self describing it as a signed article. The specific URL format and name description guidance for signed articles exists for a reason, to protect the world from misinformation, disinformation and blogposts masquerading as encyclopedia articles. Furthermore, I request to to kindly demonstrate your published expertise to write a "signed article" on Gertrude Stein. [[User:Pradyumna Singh|Pradyumna Singh]] ([[User talk:Pradyumna Singh|talk]]) 03:04, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
 
 
::::The only binding set of rules is the [[CZ:Policies|Policies document]], which reduces all earlier rules to guidance only. So you can make 'signed articles' anywhere, technically. [[User:John Stephenson|John Stephenson]] ([[User talk:John Stephenson|talk]]) 20:12, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
 
 
:::::John, can you check the copyright licence acceptability of the image used in the article based on this [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GertrudeStein.JPG] ? Thanks. [[User:Pradyumna Singh|Pradyumna Singh]] ([[User talk:Pradyumna Singh|talk]]) 03:15, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
 

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 Definition American author (1874 - 1946) who lived in Paris, France, and is best remembered for creating deliberate linguistic conundrums. [d] [e]
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Anyone wanting to know about Gertrude Stein's childhood, education, or what she liked for dinner, is welcome to hop over to Wikipedia and find it out there. They'll also have a list of the famous writers and artists who attended her salon, and fill you in on her personal life, including her sexual orientation (as if that has anything to do with anything literary). But I have focused here on the widespread difficulty people have in reading Stein: they simply don't know what to make of what she wrote. This phenomenon is so strong that even English literature majors in college have often never been required to read a single work by Stein. Stein is the most talked about and least read writer in the English language, a very curious phenomenon, and the reasons for that deserve looking at.

I think this article does need to include some of the other famous quotes attributed to Stein, including "A rose is a rose is a rose". And so it's not done yet. And anyone is welcome to contribute to the article or comment here. Just don't let's duplicate what already exists in Wikipedia. I could read that entire article in Wikipedia without even getting a clue about why she is important in English literature. If indeed she is.Pat Palmer (talk) 03:24, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Mulling the treatment of "personal opinions"

A user just today cited some of this article as being "personal opinion", which it probably is, and I am considering whether or how to change it. In the meantime, since this is a signed article, I have restored the deleted sections while I am thinking about how they might be modified but still (possibly) provide useful information. My thanks to Pradyumna Singh for having read through the article and left feedback. Pat Palmer (talk) 19:13, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

I think it's reasonable to claim that Four in America is Stein's least famous work. It is virtually unknown and difficult to find, and almost unreadable when found (as noted in the article), but it's introduction by playwrite Thornton Wilder is a true gem. Also, it does contain that one frequently misquoted line about Grant and tears! However, I am working on the verbiage around this section to try and make it less objectionable and more objective. Suggestions welcome here.Pat Palmer (talk) 19:23, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
FYI, This is not a signed article [1]. Pradyumna Singh (talk) 19:40, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
You are technically correct. Thanks for that. However, I am identified on the article as the lead author. I was confused about what a signed article is. I'll look into this more.Pat Palmer (talk) 20:06, 5 February 2021 (UTC)