Gertrude Stein, "A Long Gay Book" (1911-12)

[Excerpt from Gertrude Stein, "A Long Gay Book" (written 1911-12; published 1933), as edited and republished in A Stein Reader, ed. by Ulla Dydo. The two-page introduction to "A Long Gay Book" below is written by Ulla Dydo. Note that the four pages presented below are discontinuous: 2 pages of introduction, followed by the first few lines of Stein's work, followed by two pages from the work that appear some 88 pages later.]