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Gertrude Stein on Commas

February 1, 2012

Gertrude Stein said commas were unnecessary, the sense should be intrinsic and not have to be explained by commas and otherwise commas were only a sign that one should pause and take breath but one should know of oneself when one wanted to pause and take breath.

Gertrude Stein. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.  London:  Arrow Books, 1960, 35

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  1. Alison Colvin permalink
    February 26, 2013 7:16 am

    I’m not fond of commas either.

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