Djuna

the life and work of Djuna Barnes by Phillip F. Herring

Publisher: Penguin Books in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 386 Downloads: 935
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Subjects:

  • Barnes, Djuna.,
  • Women novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Lesbians -- United States -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPhillip Herring.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3503.A614 Z68 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 386 p. :
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22614548M
ISBN 100140178422

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That time is the period between the two World Wars, and Barnes' novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe's great cities, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna—a world in which the /5(91).

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The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. Nightwood is not only a classic of modernist literature, but was also acknowledged by T. Eliot as one of the great novels of the 20th admired Djuna Barnes' rich, evocative language. Barnes told a friend that Nightwood was written with her own blood 'while it was still running.'That flowing wound was the breakup of an eight-year relationship with the love of her life.

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This experimental novel explores the lives and loves of five eccentric and extraordinary people, and. Essays for Nightwood. Nightwood essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Nightwood by Djuna Barnes.

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pages. /5(K). Reading group: Nightwood by Djuna Barnes is our book for May Read more TS Eliot once wrote that Nightwood is “so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry” can appreciate it.

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I read it twice, the Cited by: The name Djuna is a girl's name. Novelist Djuna Barnes introduced this interesting and unusual name with an arty, Bohemian feel to the mix. She explained that it was invented by her father, saying it came about as a combination of her infant brother's pronunciation of the word moon as 'nuna' and a character in a book her father was reading, Prince Djalma, and so he "put the Dj onto the 'una'.".

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[2] [3] She is best known for her novel Nightwood (, England; United States), which is a masterpiece of high modernism. [4] InBarnes began her career as a freelance journalist and Born: JStorm King Mountain, New York. Author by: Djuna Barnes Languange: en Publisher by: Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 82 Total Download: File Size: 50,6 Mb Description: "The version of Nightwood published in and revered ever since both as a classic modernist work and a groundbreaking lesbian novel differs in many respects from the book Djuna Barnes actually wrote.

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Her paternal grandmother, Zadel Barnes, was a literary-salon hostess, a women’s-suffrage activist, and a writer; her father, Wald Barnes, was a struggling and mostly failed artist in the disciplines of music—as a performer and a composer—and painting.

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Eliot, who edited the book, to an Elizabethan tragedy. Barnes also wrote several one-act plays produced by the Provincetown Players from to Her other works include Ryder (), a novel.

Djuna Barnes. Djuna Barnes was born in in Cornwall-on-Hudson in New York State. In she enrolled as a student at Pratt Institute and then at the Art Students' League, and while she was there she started to work as a reporter and illustrator for the Brooklyn Eagle.

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The Washington Post Book World. Djuna Barnes is a writer of wild and original giftsTo her name there is always to be attached the splendor of Nightwood, a lasting achievement of her great gifts and eccentricities—-her passionate prose and, in this case, a genuineness of human passions.

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We source globally and we are committed to acting locally. Barnes, though one of the great modernist writers, never reached the heights of fame that her contemporaries T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and William Faulkner did, and she was never able to top the critical success of Nightwood, which sold poorly despite the praise-filled ing the publication of the novel inBarnes lost more than a decade to alcoholism, during which time she.Get this from a library!

Djuna Barnes. [Deborah L Parsons; British Council.] -- "In this study, Deborah Parsons examines the range of Barnes's oeuvre: her early journalism, short stories and one act dramas, poetry, the family chronicle Ryder, the Ladies Almanack, and her late.InBarnes published her ground-breaking novel, Nightwood, to widespread acclaim.

In his introduction, T S Eliot remarked that the prose was akin to poetry; it’s true to say this dense, intensely visual, sensual and image-laden novel is often so poetic it’s almost dizzying. Barnes wrote Nightwood in part as an exploration of the breakdown of her relationship [ ].