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130 Carl Van Vechten, c. 1917. 131 Hutchins Hapgood, c. 1916. 132 Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce in a production of Enemies, in Provincetown, 1916. 133 Alfred Stieglitz at his gallery 291, 293 Fifth Avenue, New York, c. 1909. 134 Marsden Hartley, c. 1915. 135 John Reed on the beach at Provincetown, c. 1914. 136 Mabel Dodge in Provincetown, c. 1914. 137 Page from Carl Van Vechten's photograph album showing "Avery [Hopwood] at Atlantic City," "Mabel Dodge, Provincetown, 1914," and "Mabel Dodge" in Taos.

Do you lift everybody in that way. No. You are to say No. Lifting belly. How are you. Lifting belly how are you lifting belly. We like a fire and we don't mind if it smokes. Page 8 And: Lifting belly patiently. Can you see me rise. Lifting belly says she can. Lifting belly soundly. Here is a bun for my bunny. Every little bun is of honey 28 In "A Sonatina Followed by Another" (1921), Stein plays with the same metaphor of honey: "You are my honey honey suckle. ' "32 Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein were both salon hostesses who succeeded in creating a lively atmosphere that lent itself to debate, controversy, and the formation of new connections between people.

Stein's part in this process seems more difficult to establish. However, it is clear from the extant letters that Stein's correspondence with Dodge drops off sharply after 1914, and the tone of her subsequently shorter letters is removed and unengaged. " Stein writes: "No names mentioned. "4 Besides documenting the progression and later cooling of the friendship between Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, their letters to each other offer glimpses into a wide range of social and cultural activities and details of their daily lives.

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