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Selected Works of Djuna Barnes

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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", which she completed shortly before her death in 1982.
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published December 1st 1962 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1962)
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Lorraine
Sep 20, 2014 Lorraine rated it did not like it
There were a few interesting stories in "Spillway", but not enough for me to recommend reading it.. Reading "The Antiphon" was an arduous task. I kept hoping "Nightwood" would be worthwhile, but while some of the characters were interesting and I'm sure it was a risky novel when published, it just frustrated me.
Phillip
Sep 21, 2009 Phillip rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, modernism
i'm reading a copy of spillway, but it's not listed here in the catalogue. GR doesn't seem to have many djuna barnes titles...

this collection of stories will feel familiar for those who have read nightwood, djuna barnes' celebrated novel. a dark, gothic tone (byron has always seemed one of barnes' possible influences...although i find barnes to be funnier) hangs over most of the characters, despite their location on paris' lemon streets...
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Jun 03, 2008 Texastandsalone rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is the only edition to own if you can get your hands on it . Mine is now rag-eared but this version of "The Antiphon," which was the second published, remains the superior to all others.
Catherine
Someone I've long meant to read; finally getting around to it!
Maria
Feb 07, 2013 Maria rated it did not like it
Read three plays. Ugh.
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Barnes has been cited as an influence by writers as diverse as Truman Capote, William Goyen, Isak Dinesen, John Hawkes, Bertha Harris and Anaïs Nin. Writer Bertha Harris described her work as "practically the only available expression of lesbian culture we have in the modern western world" since Sappho.

Barnes played an important part in the development of 20th century English language modernist wr
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