Edith Sitwell on Gertrude Stein

Edith Sitwell says, in her Poetry and Criticism, that Gertrude Stein is "bringing back life to our language by what appears, at first, to be an anarchic process. First she breaks down the predestined groups of words, their sleepy family habits; then she rebrightens them, examines their texture, and builds them into new and vital shapes."