Alice B. Toklas
A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.
We headed over to the beautiful cemetery to say hey to Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. If the 20th Arrondissement is good enough for them, then it certainly should work for us.
In Two Lives, Janet Malcolm's new study of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, there are too many questions.