"This text explores Gertrude Stein's and Ernest Hemingway's friendship, one of the most fascinating and instructive literary associations of the twentieth century. They moved from a mentor/student relationship to a rivalry between artistic peers. Despite fluctuations--of love, jealousy, resentment and name-calling--their association endured due to Stein's weakness for Hemingway and his need for her"--Provided by publisher.
Pt. 1. Just like brothers The genius of Montparnasse Shadowboxing along the Seine Crafting a style and an image Making the heavyweight class Composition as explanation Old faces and new Pt. 2. Taking patches of skin off Poor old papa Getting even Knowing the vital spots To be one succeeding In time of war Three-cushion shots Broken beyond repair.