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11 Sep 2007

Using Digital Tools to Not-Read Gertrude Stein’s “The Making of Americans”

By | 2016-08-29T12:37:09+00:00 Tue, Sep 11, 2007|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The difficulties engendered by the complicated patterns of repetition in Gertrude Stein's 900-page novel _The Making of Americans_ make it almost impossible to read this modernist tome in a traditional, linear manner as any page (most are startlingly similar) will show. However, by visualizing certain of its patterns--by looking at the text "from a distance"--through