Women We Should Know : Djuna Barnes


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My Nightwood

is some where else

on another shelf

on another table

by someone elses bed

in the hands of another woman

I no longer know

 pd lyons

night wood night wood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djuna_Barnes

Nightwood

Barnes’s reputation as a writer was made when Nightwood was published in England in 1936 in an expensive edition by Faber and Faber, and in America in 1937 by Harcourt, Brace and Company, with an added introduction by T. S. Eliot.

The novel, set in Paris in the 1920s, revolves around the lives of five characters, two of whom are based on Barnes and Wood, and it reflects the circumstances surrounding the ending of their relationship. In his introduction, Eliot praises Barnes’ style, which, while having “prose rhythm . . ., and the musical pattern which is not that of verse, is so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate…

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