Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes (jōōn´ə), 1892–1982, American author, b. Cornwall, N.Y. She is best known for her modernist novel Nightwood (1936), which, in its sense of horror and decay, was likened by T. S. Eliot, who edited the book, to an Elizabethan tragedy. Barnes also wrote several one-act plays produced by the Provincetown Players from 1919 to 1920. Her other works include Ryder (1928), a novel; collections of short stories and poems, including A Night Among Horses (1929) and Selected Works (1962); and The Antiphon (1958), a tragedy in verse.

See biographies by A. Field (1983, 1985) and P. Herring (1995).

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Djuna Barnes: Selected full-text books and articles

The Little Review Anthology By Margaret Anderson Hermitage House, 1953
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Modern Drama by Women, 1880s-1930s: An International Anthology By Katherine E. Kelly Routledge, 1996
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Following Djuna: Women Lovers and the Erotics of Loss By Carolyn Allen Indiana University Press, 1996
No Place like Home: Nightwood's Unhoused Fictions By Wilson, Mary Studies in the Novel, Vol. 43, No. 4, Winter 2011
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Troubling the "Master's Voice": Djuna Barnes's Pictorial Strategies By Martyniuk, Irene Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 31, No. 3, September 1998
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Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes's Urban Underworld By Heise, Thomas Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 55, No. 3, Fall 2009
"Dropping Crooked into Rhyme": Djuna Barnes's Disabled Poetics in the Book of Repulsive Women By Unger, Mary I Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 2013
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Reading Rape: The Rhetoric of Sexual Violence in American Literature and Culture, 1790-1990 By Sabine Sielke Princeton University Press, 2002
Librarian's tip: "'Soiled! Despoiled! Handled! Mauled! Rumpled! Rummaged! Ransacked!': Styles and Hyperboles of Seduction, Rape, and Incest in Djuna Barnes's Ryder" begins on p. 77
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian's tip: "Djuna Barnes (Lydia Steptoe) (1892-1982)" begins on p. 20
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