The Night Belongs to Gertrude Stein

Literati rejoice — Gertrude Stein was born on this day in 1874. Today is her 138th birthday!

It's hard to find video and audio of Stein together, so I'll give you a little of each. At left, you can watch Stein while listening to some vaguely bitchy things Hemingway said about her.

And here's audio of Stein reading "If I Had Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso," a poem she wrote in response to Picasso's famous portrait of her. Turn it on, pour yourself something tasty, and have a wonderful weekend.