A picture for the book Tender Buttons

Tender Buttons


Tender Buttons is one of Stein's best known poem, employing the "stream of consciousness" method similar to works by Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. Stein published it in three distinct parts: objects, food, rooms, viewed as an expression of cubism.
[Painting at right by Juan Gris, 1915; below by Robert Delaunay, 1910]
[We present this work as a book, rather than as a poem, so the reader may consider each of its parts individually.]

Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons, cubist painting by Robert Delaunay, 1910


Objects

Food

Rooms

Return to the Gertrude Stein library.