London: The Pushkin Press, 1946. 12mo. Light blue paper wraps in a pictorial beige dust wrapper, mildly soiled, light foxing, minor lean, fronted endpaper stamped "Savoy" in blue. Previous bookseller's sticker on the title page. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 61 pages. First edition. Very good.
Or 'Yes' Is For Yes For a Very Young Man. A Play of the Resistance in France. Published in the year of her death. Here, "In Savoy," in this cross-section of the lives of a French family under German occupation, we find those dazzling flashes of intuition and humor which make a situation come allive and explain more than many a lengthy history or political treatise. Known more for her art criticism and autobiographical works, Stein gives us a compelling commentary on her experience of the war in the form of a play.
"A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero,
and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war.
Now this war is not at all a nice war."