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...Age of Awareness, that is, her society would not grant the latitude which it was willing to grant in her Age of Innocence. The resulting psychic tension, however, came less from Red Cloud's not continuing its moratorium on "Sin" than from Cather's not distancing herself enough from such society to grant selfimmunity--as Stein and many others in the Left Bank community did to a noticeable degree. Stein, in contrast to Cather, separated literally and psychosexually from a society which she felt was "provincial, restrictive, and belonged--like Queen Victoria--to another century" (O'Brien, 1986). Once freed, Stein wrote... and Shadows on the Rock, and which are transfigured as the uncorrupted...