Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was an American poet, novelist, art collector, and playwright who famously hosted a Paris salon frequented by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. Before she was a patron to “The Lost Generation” artists, Stein was an esteemed author who influenced many 20th-century writers with her innovative and experimental prose. First published in 1909, her work “Tender Buttons” is a modernist classic and a wonderful example of her thought-provoking and highly original style of writing. Contents include: “Objects”, “Food”, and “Rooms”. Other notable works by this author include: “Three Lives” (1909), “White Wines” (1913), and “An Exercise in Analysis” (1917). Ragged Hand is republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with an introductory essay by Sherwood Anderson.