They are all of them themselves and they repeat it and I hear it: a yearlong reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans (1925)
Organised by Irene Revell and Anna Barham
On New Year’s Eve of 1974/5 Stein's 925 page novel was read aloud in a ‘marathon’ 48-hour reading at Artists Space in New York, organised by Alison Knowles, Annea Lockwood, Ruth Anderson and Jean Rigg, starting a tradition that has continued into the present. After a 'mini-marathon' in London last Summer as part of Longplayer Day we proposed to slow down the format and read the book over the whole of 2020, in 4-hour chunks roughly every four weeks on a weekend afternoon. Since meeting in groups is not possible at the moment we have taken the project online and are meeting for two hours every two weeks instead. Please contact ayearwithstein (at) gmail.com if you'd like to join us.
Upcoming sessions (20 - 22h BST):
We are broadcasting each session live in the player at the top of the page, or listen to the previous recordings below:
With thanks to all the readers: