Gertrude Stein: “Nothing Elegant”

the idea of redness

NOTHING ELEGANT.

A charm a single charm is doubtful. If the red is rose and there is a gate surrounding it, if inside is let in and there places change then certainly something is upright. It is earnest.

Gertrude Stein (from Tender Buttons)

Photo credit: The Idea of Redness by mondoagogo

~ by matt on 17 December 2007.

One Response to “Gertrude Stein: “Nothing Elegant””

  1. This has always been among my favorites from the book. I’ve written on it in my own WordPress web-log. The association you make with the photograph here is provocative & in keeping with the spirit of the book. Here’s what I have to say about “Nothing Elegant,” for it may be worth:

    http://marksrichardson.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/if-the-red-is-rose-and-there-is-a-gate-surrounding-it-if-inside-is-let-in-and-there-places-change-then-certainly-something-is-upright/

    Thanks again,
    Mark Richardson

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