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Alice B. Toklas

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Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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1/12 Wed Hr 3: CSI: Hey, did you get that brownie recipe from Alice B. Toklas?

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12 Jan 2022

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Richard Brautigan, rusl, Sumartónleikar í Skálholti og Alice B. Toklas

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Í dag kemur út ný þýðing hjá Tunglinu forlagi sem heitir 30sti júní, 30sti júní eftir Richard Brautigan. Þetta er eins konar ferðasaga um Japan, þar sem tungumálaerfiðleikar og framandi menning framkalla einsemd og undrun. Bókin kom út árið 1978 og var síðasta ljóðabók Brautigans. Þórður Sævar Jónsson þýddi bókina og hann kemur og segir frá bókinni. Flökkusagan segir að hvar sem stungið er niður skóflu í Hljómskálagarðinum megi finna rusl vegna þess að lengi vel var í garðinum einn helsti ruslahaugur borgarinnar. Í dag er sorpið sem þar er grafið orðið afar sérstakt rusl sem mætti jafnvel skilgreina sem fornminjar. Árið 2020 gróf Ágústa Edwald Maxwell, fornleifafræðingur, lítin skurð í garðinum og skoðaði þessar minjar. Víðsjá tekur hana tali í dag um ruslið í Hljómskálagarðinum. Sumartónleikahátíðin í Skálholti hefst í kvöld og stendur til 11. júlí. Í Víðsjá í dag verður rætt við Ásbjörgu Jónsdóttur, annan tveggja listrænna stjórnenda hátíðarinnar, og Eygló Höskuldsdóttur tónskáld sem ásamt Hauki Tómassyni er annað tveggja staðartónskálda í Skálholti í ár. Og Gauti Kristmannsson verður á sínum stað með bókmenntagagnrýni í Víðsjá í dag. Hann las Ævisögu Alice B. Toklas eftir Gertrude Stein sem nýlega kom út í þýðingu Tinna Bjarkar Ómarsdóttur undir merkjum sígildra samtímaverka hjá Unu útgáfuhúsi. Umsjón með Víðsjá í dag: Tómas Ævar Ólafsson og Jóhannes Ólafsson

30 Jun 2021

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Umskiptingar, Heyrandi nær og Sjálfsævisaga Alice B. Toklas

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Í Víðsjá í dag verður hugað að nýrri en samt sígildri bók. Sjálfsævisaga Alice B. Toklas kom út í íslenskri þýðingu í síðustu viku í ritröð Unu útgáfuhúss Sígild samtímaverk. Bókin er sjálfsævisaga en samt eiginlega ekki sjálfsævisaga. Víðsjá fær til sín þýðanda verksins Tinnu Björk Ómarsdóttur til að útskýra hvað er á seyði. Umskiptingar hafa verið á flestra vörum undanfarið, allt frá því að sjónvarpsþættirnir Katla voru frumsýndir á streymisveitunni Netflix. Þættirnir glíma við þetta dularfulla þjóðsagnaminni, þegar huldufólk og álfar skipta út mannabörnum fyrir sín eigin afkvæmi. Víðsjá fær til sín Kristinn Schram, þjóðfræðing, til þess að segja betur frá umskiptingum. Og Arnljótur Sigurðsson verður einnig með tónlistarhornið Heyrandi nær á sínum stað á mánudegi. Arnljótur tekur fyrir döbbskáldið Linton Kwesi Johnson, hvers rödd verkaði jafnt á stéttir, hátt og lágt. Umsjón: Jóhannes Ólafsson og Tómas Ævar Ólafsson

28 Jun 2021

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Die Autobiographie von Alice B. Toklas von Gertrude Stein

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Wie cool finden wir das?Buch Stein, Gertrude. Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. New York: Vintage Books, 1990 (1933). Musik Music from https://filmmusic.io"Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

58mins

23 Jun 2021

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#DiePodcastin mayröckert über die Liebe: Isabel Rohner & Regula Stämpfli zunächst zu Baerbock-Interview, halbwegs gelungenen Fernseh-Frauen-Produktion, der Schmerz der Unsichtbarkeit, Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin, ahistorische Livefetischismen der sog. jungen Feministinnen und endlich über Liebe: Friederike Mayröcker mit Ernst Jandl, Gertrude Stein mit Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag & Annie Leibovitz, Hedwig& Ernst Dohm, Simone de Beauvoir & Sartre (Streit), Michelle & Barack Obama bis es “stop” macht.

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#DiePodcastin mayröckert über die Liebe: Isabel Rohner & Regula Stämpfli zunächst zu Baerbock-Interview, halbwegs gelungenen Fernseh-Frauen-Produktion, der Schmerz der Unsichtbarkeit, Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin, ahistorische Livefetischismen der sog. jungen Feministinnen und endlich über Liebe: Friederike Mayröcker mit Ernst Jandl, Gertrude Stein mit Alice B. Toklas, Susan Sontag & Annie Leibovitz, Hedwig& Ernst Dohm, Simone de Beauvoir & Sartre (Streit), Michelle & Barack Obama … bis es “stop” macht. PS avant la lettre: Some Fehlschreibe hier ist beabsichtigt, da laStaempfli mayröckerisch inspiriert ist – die Rohnerin wusste nichts davon, deshalb alle Fehler auf Konto von Regula. Eben: Die große Friederike Mayröcker ist tot. Die Rohnerin und LaStämpfli sind betroffen und verneigen sich vor einer Jahrhundertkünstlerin, einer Zauberin der Sprache, einer Bilderschafferin, einer Textvirtuosin.  Mayröckers Gedichte sind jeden Tag neu: Sie ist alterslos. Buch um Buch und orthografisch schon fascht stämpflisch: “da ich morgens und moosgrün. Ans Fenster trete” – ihr letztes Buch. Bei Mayröcker geht es immer um Alles und um Nichts – ins Fenster gelinst mit Wiszbegierde. Die schöne #diepodcastin-Folge wird an dieser Stelle etwas durch den Ärger von laStaempfli über das sexistische Maischberger-Interview mit Kanzlerkandidatin Annalena Baerbock durchbrochen. Schade, denn eigentlich war das Thema privat und öffentlich zu wichtig, aber sei es drum. Die Rohnerin spricht sehr klug über den Dreiteiler, den 3Sat/SRF diese Woche ausgestrahlt hat: Unter der Überschrift “Starke Frauen” wollen Filmemacherin Rosanna Grüter und Moderatorin Patrizia Laeri Frauen aus “Politik” (Folge 1), “Medien” (Folge 2) und “Pornographie” (Folge 3) vorstellen. So positiv es Isabel Rohner findet, dass endlich mal Frauen zur Prime Time im Mittelpunkt des Fernsehgeschehens stehen, so sehr bedauert sie es, dass dem Dreiteiler leider vielfach ein wissenschaftlicher Unterbau fehlt. LaStämpfli bringts auf den Punkt: Die Reihe ist leider und wiedermal völlig ahistorisch. Dennoch empfiehlt die Rohnerin allen Hörerinnen und Hörern, sich den zweiten Teil der Reihe in der Mediathek anzuschauen. Darin werden die beiden großartigen Kämpferinnen Jolanda Spieß-Hegglin und Sigi Maurer mit ihren Geschichten porträtiert. Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin ist in der Schweiz gerade dabei, im wahrsten Sinn Mediengeschichte zu schreiben: Nachdem sie über Jahre von den Schweizer Medien in ihren Persönlichkeitsrechten verletzt wurde, läuft aktuell ihre Klage gegen den Medienkonzern Ringier (“Blick”) auf Herausgabe aller Einnahmen, die mit reißerischen Artikeln über sie in den vergangenen Jahren gemacht wurden. Es geht um viel Geld und um die Zukunkft des Boulevards, wohl nicht nur in der Schweiz. Wir drücken ihr alle Daumen! Und dann ist es soweit: LaStämpfli und die Rohnerin sprechen über die Liebe. Liebe, die beflügelt, die unterstützt, die auf Respekt und Unabhängigkeit basiert. Und über Paare der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit: Michelle und Barack Obama, Hedwig Dohm und ihr Mann Ernst, Margrith Bigler-Eggenberger und Kurt Bigler, Rosa Bonheur und Natalie Micas, Anita Augspurg und Lida Gustava Heymann, Alice B. Toklas und Gertrude Stein, Erika Mann und Therese Giehse. Ja, und auch über Simone de Beauvoir und Jean-Paul Sartre, wobei die Meinungen auseinandergehen. Wo sich die beiden allerdings einig sind: Liebe und finanzielle Abhängigkeit gehen nicht zusammen. So viel mehr & klüger hätte laStaempfli über Liebe reden wollen, konnte es aber nicht formulieren: Dass sie das mit Geliebt-Sein vor allem für Ehepaare als Voraussetzung meinte, gleich welcherlei Geschlechts, dass indessen Affären vor allem aus LIEBEN bestehen dürfen, weil wunschlos glücklich und unerfüllt, wie Affären so sein müssen. All das kam nicht zustande, ob es wohl an der Verstimmung über Baerbocks Interview oder der misslungenen Serie über „starke Frauen“ lag? Auch die wunderbare Rohnerin hätte soviel mehr zu erzählen gewusst und gewollt,über die Liebe. Doch #diepodcastin meinte irgendwann mal: Hier stoppe ich mal. Folgefazit: Hören Sie der Rohnerin und laStaempfli beim Denken zu. Beide dachten über Liebe zu sprechen, wussten aber ganz viel Anderes und Mehr zu berichten. Bildquelle: Graffiti fotografiert von Isabel Rohner. Links: – “Starke Frauen: Frauen und Medien” mit der großartigen Jolanda Spiess-Hegglin: https://www.3sat.de/gesellschaft/politik-und-gesellschaft/starke-frauen-2-100.html – Literaturtipp: Joey Horsley & Luise F. Pusch: Berühmte Frauenpaare. Suhrkamp Verlag. – Über KünstlerInnen-Paare ein guter Artikel siehe https://magazine.artland.com/10-striking-artist-couples/

5 Jun 2021

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April 30, 2021 Goodbye April, Alice B. Toklas, Édouard Manet, A Perfect Spring Day, Liquid Gold by Roger Morgan-Grenville, and the Adirondack Botanical Society

The Daily Gardener

Today we celebrate the woman who was the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein - and we’ll hear all about their wonderful garden at Bilignin. We'll also learn about the French modernist painter known for his peonies and peony art. We’ll hear an excerpt about a perfect spring day. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a book that is pure gold - it’s all about an honest journey to beekeeping between two unlikely friends. And then we’ll wrap things up with the ten-year Anniversary of a botanical society located in Northern New York, about 4 hours north of Manhattan and two hours south of Montreal.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy.   The Daily Gardener Friday Newsletter Sign up for the FREE Friday Newsletter featuring: A personal update from me Garden-related items for your calendar The Grow That Garden Library™ featured books for the week Gardener gift ideas Garden-inspired recipes Exclusive updates regarding the show Plus, each week, one lucky subscriber wins a book from the Grow That Garden Library™ bookshelf.   Gardener Greetings Send your garden pics, stories, birthday wishes, and so forth to Jennifer@theDailyGardener.org   Curated News Goodbye April....Hello May, Already! | Shoestring Elegance | Theresa Begin   Facebook Group If you'd like to check out my curated news articles and original blog posts for yourself, you're in luck. I share all of it with the Listener Community in the Free Facebook Group - The Daily Gardener Community. So, there’s no need to take notes or search for links. The next time you're on Facebook, search for Daily Gardener Community, where you’d search for a friend... and request to join. I'd love to meet you in the group.   Important Events April 30, 1877 Today is the birthday of the American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century and the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein - Alice B. Toklas (“Toe-kliss”). In 1954, Alice's cookbook, simply called the Alice B Toklas Cook Book, was published. It became one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, thanks to Alice's recipe for hashish fudge made with nuts, spices,  fruit, and cannabis.  Calling it the food of paradise, Alice recommended serving her special fudge at gatherings to liven things up but advised limiting one's self to no more than two pieces. She also casually mentioned that it was quote “easy to whip up on a rainy day.” Now the last chapter of the cookbook offers a delightful glimpse at Alice and Gertrude's vegetable garden at Bilignin “Bill-in-ya” in southeastern France. And I thought I’d share a few lovely excerpts with you today in honor of Alice’s birthday. “For fourteen successive years, the Gardens at Bilignin were my joy, working in them during the summers and planning and dreaming of them during the winters. The summers frequently commenced early in April with the planting and ended late in October with the last gathering of the winter vegetables. Bilignin, surrounded by mountains and not far from the French Alps… made early planting uncertain. One year we lost the first planting of string beans. Another year, the green peas were caught by a late frost. It took me several years to know the climate and quite as many more to know the weather. Experience is never at a bargain price. Then too, I obstinately refused to accept the lore of the farmers, judging it, with the prejudice of a townswoman to be nothing but superstition. They told me never to transplant parsley and not to plant it on Good Friday. We did it in California, was my weak reply.  In the spring of 1929, we became tenants of what had become the manor of Bilignin. We were enchanted with everything. But after careful examination of the two large vegetable gardens... it was to my horror that I discovered the state they were in. Nothing but potatoes have been planted the year before. Poking about with a heavy stick, there seemed to be some resistance in a corner followed by a rippling movement. The rubbish and weeds would have to be cleared out at once. In six days, the seven men we mobilized in the village had accomplished this. In the corner where I had poked, a snake’s nest and several snakes have been found. But so were raspberries and strawberries.  The work in the vegetables …. was a full-time job and more. Later it became a joke. Gertrude Stein asking me what I saw when I closed my eyes, and I answered, “Weeds.” That, she said, was not the answer, and so weeds were changed to strawberries. It took me an hour to gather a small basket for Gertrude Stein's breakfast, and later when there was a plantation of them in the upper garden, our young guests were told that if they care to eat them, they should do the picking themselves. The first gathering of the garden in May of salads, radishes, and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby — how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or ss thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.”   April 30, 1883 Today is the anniversary of the death of the French modernist painter Édouard Manet (“Mah-nay”). His painting, 'Music in the Tuileries Gardens' ("TWEE-luh-Reehs"), was his first significant work depicting modern city life. Sensitive to criticism, Manet once wrote, “The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me... People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted. ” When it came to the complexity of still life painting, Manet wrote, “Bring a brioche. I want to see you paint one. Still life is the touchstone of painting.” Manet grew peonies in his garden at Gennevilliers (“Jen-vill-EE-aye”); they were reportedly his favorite flower. Manet’s paintings of peonies were the perfect blend of skill and subject. Manet’s blousy technique was perfect for the petals and leaves. Today in many of Manet’s paintings, the pink peonies have turned white due to the deterioration of the pigments in the paint. Regarding Manet‘s peony art, his Peonies in a Vase on a Stand is considered one of his best pieces. A 1983 exhibition catalog by the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris, wrote: “Van Gogh was much struck by this painting.. and [asked,]  ‘Do you remember that one day we saw a very extraordinary Manet at the Hôtel Drouot, some huge pink peonies with their green leaves against a light background?  As free in the open air and as much a flower as anything could be, and yet painted in a perfectly solid impasto.’” In China, the peony is known as the sho-yu, which means “most beautiful.” When the explorer Marco Polo saw peonies in China for the first time, he misidentified them - calling them “Roses as big as cabbages." Traditionally, peonies are used to celebrate the 12th wedding anniversary. If you planted one on your first Anniversary, the peony could easily outlast your marriage; peonies can live for over 100 years.   Unearthed Words It was a perfect spring day. The air was sweet and gentle, and the sky stretched high, an intense blue. Harold was certain that the last time he had peered through the net drapes of Fossebridge Road (his home), the trees and hedges were dark bones and spindles against the skyline; yet now that he was out, and on his feet, it was as if everywhere he looked, the fields, gardens, trees, and hedgerows and exploded with growth. A canopy of sticky young leaves clung to the branches above him. There were startling yellow clouds of forsythia, trails of purple aubrieta; a young willow shook in a fountain of silver. The first of the potato shoots fingered through the soil, and already tiny buds hung from the gooseberry and currant shrubs like the earrings Maureen used to wear. The abundance of new life was enough to make him giddy. ― Rachel Joyce, British author, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry   Grow That Garden Library Liquid Gold by Roger Morgan-Grenville This book came out in 2020, and the subtitle is Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey. Thor Hanson, the author of Buzz, said this about Roger’s book: “Beekeeping builds from lark to revelation in this carefully observed story of midlife friendship. Filled with humor and surprising insight, Liquid Gold is as richly rewarding as its namesake. Highly recommended.” Roger writes about meeting his friend Duncan in a pub. And on a chance decision, they resolve to become beekeepers. Ignorant but eager, the two learn, through their mistakes and their friendship, how to care for bees and become master beekeepers. After two years, they have more honey than they can personally use. The experience teaches them resilience, along with a newfound appreciation for nature and a desire to protect the honeybee from increased threats and extinction. Humorous and informative, Liquid Gold is an uplifting and educational story about humans and bees, making it pure gold for your summer reading. This book is 272 pages of an honest journey to beekeeping between two unlikely friends. You can get a copy of Liquid Gold by Roger Morgan-Grenville and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $15   Today’s Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart April 30, 2011 Today is the tenth anniversary of the Adirondack Botanical Society. ABS is “an organization dedicated to the study, preservation, and enjoyment of the plants of the Adirondack Mountain Region. Members may live in, visit, or care about the region and strive to educate others about the importance of its plant life and the environment that supports it.” The group has an active Facebook page. If you have been on a hike or paddle lately and have a few pics you would like to share; you can do so on the Facebook page for the group. Recent posts include: “Ray and I visited Elder's Grove today.  I used the "measure" app on my iPhone to measure the trunk of a large eastern white pine (Pinus strobus).  I attach a photo that the app generates with the total length printed on the screen.  The trunk lying on the ground was 159'10".  Add the 16' of still standing stump, and the total height of the tree before it fell was approximately 176'.  I neglected to bring my D-tape, but the dbh was well over 50".  An amazing tree, even dead and turning to humus (HYew-mis”)!” In any case, happy tenth anniversary to the Adirondack Botanical Society. Here’s to many more!   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."

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30 Apr 2021

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SYMHC Classics: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

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This 2018 episode covers Gertrude Stein, an icon in the world of modernist literature. Alice B. Toklas is often described as her partner and assistant, but she was also a published writer, and "assistant"really doesn't cover how important she was to Stein's life and work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

13 Feb 2021

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O livro de cozinha de Alice B. Toklas

Fabulosa Fabete

Livro que mostra a Paris dos anos 20, a história das receitas de Alice e um bolo que deu o que falar.

13mins

25 Nov 2020

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Mix of the Week #347: Bærnd Anders - I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

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Mix of the Week #347 is "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!" by Bærnd AndersFollow and include @baernd-anders in your track ID requestsMix of the Week: Mobile app http://dreamchimney.com/motw/appMix of the Week: Email List http://dreamchimney.com/motw/subscribe

57mins

19 Oct 2020

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Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas | The Love Story At The Heart Of 20th-Century Art With Kelly Cricchio

Past Loves - A History Of The Greatest Love Stories

Welcome once again to the next episode of Past Loves - the new weekly history podcast that explores affection, infatuation and attachment across time.This week I am joined by Kelly Cricchio of The Art Herstorian to delve into the relationship between American writer Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas and their undeniable legacy. Together, they laid the foundation for 20th-century art and literature - cultivating and patronising the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Hemingway.In the heart of Paris, the city of love, these two Americans created an environment that nurtured now icons within the arts, as well as creating works that also gained widespread acclaim. Most notably was Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas which documents their lives running the most famous Parisian salon in the voice of her beloved. Their influence and legacy on the art that we praise today should never be underestimated. Neither should their love for one another.Where To Find UsFind Kelly's blog The Art Herstorian here: https://theartherstorian.com/ Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/artherstorian Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theartherstorian/ Follow Past Loves on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastlovespodcast/ Shop The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autobiography-Toklas-Penguin-Modern-Classics/dp/0141185368/ You can find the transcript for the episode and a bibliography here: https://pastlovespodcast.co.uk/2020/06/26/gertrude-stein-and-alice-b-toklas-relationship/ If Past Loves has become your current love, you can email me at pastlovespodcast@gmail.com

52mins

29 Jun 2020

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