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Born in Pennsylvania in 1874, Gertrude Stein attended Radcliffe College where she studied psychology under thegreat William James. After leaving America, Stein finally settled in Paris where she began experimenting withwriting techniques and before long became an important literary figure in the flourishing Parisian art world of theday. Gertrude Stein also helped launch the careers of other artistic giants and influenced and entertained the likes ofHemingway, Pound and Fitzgerald in her famous Paris salon. Gertrude Stein died in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1946.