Quotation by Gertrude Stein

Ezra Pound still lives in a village and his world is a kind of village and people keep explaining things when they live in a village.... I have come not to mind if certain people live in villages and some of my friends still appear to live in villages and a village can be cozy as well as intuitive but must one really keep perpetually explaining and elucidating?
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author. Quoted in Frederic Prokosch, "The Evil Corner," Voices: A Memoir (1983).

Reply to Thornton Wilder, who has asked her what she meant by calling Pound "a village explainer."
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