With this purchase Gertrude and Leo embarked on a course that made them not only patrons but also close friends of Matisse
and the circle of young, emerging artists congregated in Paris: painters Georges Braque
From the time when the Atlantic Monthly published the first serial instalments of this book, English readers as well as American were enthusiastic, and enthusiasm grew with its appearance as a volume.
Brinnin, John Malcolm, and John Ashbery. The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and her World. Addison-Wesley, 1959.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.