No "there there"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 30 12:06:53 UTC 2002

yOn Wed, 30 Oct 2002, wrote:

> It seems to me that it should read: '...there was no "there"
> there.' Or is the writer quoting Jonathan Wolman? Or
> is there something else going on here that I'm missing?

Gertrude Stein wrote "there is no there there," so Slate is quoting her

Fred Shapiro

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