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Barnes, Djuna

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,234 publications in 13 languages and 43,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  History  Miscellanea  Drama  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3503.A614, 811.508
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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes( Book )

240 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,803 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."--Jacket
American poetry : the twentieth century by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,350 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
Selected works of Djuna Barnes : Spillway; The antiphon; Nightwood by Djuna Barnes( Book )

51 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of stories, drama and a novel - 'Spillway' (1962), 'The Antiphon' (1958), 'Nightwood' (1936) - by the American writer Djuna Barnes (1892 - 1982)
Ryder by Djuna Barnes( Book )

28 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies Almanack : showing their signs and their tides ; their moons and their changes ; the seasons as it is with them ; their eclipses and equinoxes ; as well as a full record of diurnal and nocturnal distempers by Djuna Barnes( Book )

46 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirische beschrijving van de bezoekers van de literaire salon van Nathalie Barney in het Parijs rond de jaren '30
Smoke, and other early stories by Djuna Barnes( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightwood : the original version and related drafts by Djuna Barnes( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 646 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 )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by Djuna Barnes( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 430 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
New York by Djuna Barnes( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and German and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel eerder in kranten verschenen artikelen over New York, geschreven in de periode 1913 tot 1917
Spillway by Djuna Barnes( Book )

51 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of repulsive women : 8 rhythms and 5 drawings by Djuna Barnes( Book )

19 editions published between 1915 and 2008 in English and French and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creatures in an alphabet by Djuna Barnes( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vierregelige gedichten over dieren
At the roots of the stars : the short plays by Djuna Barnes( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 309 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vagaries malicieux : two stories by Djuna Barnes( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnesbook : four poems derived from sentences by Djuna Barnes by Jackson Mac Low( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 119 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
Interviews by Djuna Barnes( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows by Djuna Barnes( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Barnes, Djuna

Djuna Barnes American Modernist writer, poet and artist

Djuna Barnes Amerikaans auteur

Djuna Barnes amerikansk poet

Djuna Barnes crivain amricaine

Djuna Barnes scrittrice statunitense

Djuna Barnes US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lady of fashion 1892-

Lady of fashion 1892-1982

Lady of fashion, A

Lady of fashion A 1892-1982

Steptoe, Lydia

Steptoe Lydia 1892-1982

Джуна Барнс

Џуна Барнс

בארנס, דז׳ונה

주나 반스

ジューナ・バーンズ

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American poetry : the twentieth centurySelected works of Djuna Barnes : Spillway; The antiphon; NightwoodRyderLadies Almanack : showing their signs and their tides ; their moons and their changes ; the seasons as it is with them ; their eclipses and equinoxes ; as well as a full record of diurnal and nocturnal distempersSmoke, and other early storiesNightwood : the original version and related draftsThe antiphon, a playCollected stories