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Barnes, Djuna

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,156 publications in 5 languages and 41,850 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Miscellanea  Drama  Musical settings  Satire 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3503.A614, 811.508
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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
126 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nightwood, Djuna Barnes's strange and sinuous tour de force, has become a classic of modernist and lesbian literature since its first publication in 1936. Set in Paris, Berlin, and Vienna during the decadent period between the two World Wars, Nightwood "belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch" (TLS)." "It is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys-her husband the "Baron," their child Guido, and the two women, Nora and Jenny, who love her; the whole is illumined by the fantastic monologues of the renegade doctor Matthew O'Connor. Most striking of all is Barnes's unparalleled stylistic innovation, which led T. S. Eliot to proclaim the book "so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it," and The New York Times Book Review to assert: "Admired by Joyce, Nightwood is as important to the history of the 20th-century novel as Finnegans Wake-and more readable." --BOOK JACKET
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Shadows by Djuna Barnes ( )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works of Djuna Barnes : Spillway; The antiphon; Nightwood by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
44 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of work by the American writer Djuna Barnes. It consists of her novel Nightwood, a collection of short stories entitled Spillway, and a verse play, The Antiphon
Ryder by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
27 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smoke, and other early stories by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nightwood : the original version and related drafts by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The version of Nightwood published in 1936 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. Unable to find a publisher for her earlier, more explicit versions, Barnes allowed her friend Emily Coleman and her editor T.S. Eliot to cut much material - ranging from a word to passages 3 pages long - to create a book "suitable" for publication. Barnes scholar Cheryl J. Plumb has studied all surviving versions of the work to re-create the novel Barnes originally intended. The Dalkey Archive edition not only restores to the main text the material Barnes reluctantly allowed to be cut - along with her preferred spelling and punctuation - but also reproduces in facsimile the 70 pages of discarded drafts that survive of earlier versions. The restored text and related drafts are accompanied by an introduction tracing the novel's composition and by a hundred pages of textual apparatus. Nightwood is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys: her husband "Baron" Felix Volkbein and their child Guido, and the two women who love her, Nora Flood and Jenny Petherbridge. Commenting on them all is Doctor Matthew O'Connor, whose outlandish monologues elevate their romantic losses to the level of Elizabethan tragedy. Sixty years after its first publication Nightwood is firmly established as a twentieth-century classic, and this critical edition will allow readers and scholars to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of this unforgettable work
The antiphon, a play by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
37 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected stories by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barnes is recognized internationally for her masterwork Nightwood and for other works of fiction, including Ryder and Ladies Almanack. She also wrote plays, most notably The Antiphon - which will he republished by Sun & Moon Press next year - and shorter works collected in At the Roots of the Stars: The Short Plays. Her early poetic work, The Book of Repulsive Women, has increasingly gained readers over the past few years. A selection of her drawings, which often accompanied her literary writing, has just been published by Sun & Moon Press as Poe's Mother
Creatures in an alphabet by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of repulsive women : 8 rhythms and 5 drawings by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
16 editions published between 1915 and 1994 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the roots of the stars : the short plays by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of repulsive women and other poems by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pope Joan Transfiguration by Anne LeBaron ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spillway by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vagaries malicieux : two stories by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nachtgewächs : Roman by Djuna Barnes ( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In einer dichterischen, aus tieferen Erfahrungsschichten gewonnenen Sprache gestaltet die Autorin die verborgene Nachtseite einiger Menschen, die der Normalwelt entfremdet sind
Barnesbook : four poems derived from sentences by Djuna Barnes by Jackson Mac Low ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long an admirer of the work of Djuna Barnes, noted poet Jackson Mac Low used five of her works as the source material to which he applied the method of "involving irregularly biased random digit triplets to lead...to a chance-determined number of sentences in these works and to mix them." He then entered each group of mixed sentences into the DIASTEXT program and edited the output. The result is a wonderful nonintentional work that "whispers" Barnes's incredible words "something quick" into the ear. In this work the distinguished American poet - winner of the 1994 America Award for Poetry - continues to explore the dynamics and excitement of the American language and its meaning
 
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Alternative Names
Barnes, Djuna
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בארנס, דז׳ונה
Languages
English (395)
German (38)
French (7)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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