Jesse's Reviews > Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and the Aesthetics of Modernism

Hayford Hall by Sandra Chait
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May 17, 2011

bookshelves: researching, read-sections, djuna-barnes, literary-modernism

Collecting a series of diverse essays around a vacation house is a lovely and evocative idea, no? In this particular case it's one of the homes Peggy Guggenheim owned which a number of friends used as a summer refuge on their hostess's dime, including Djuna Barnes, Emily Coleman and Antonia White, each who get several essays here. Unfortunately I only had the time to look at the essays focusing on Barnes and the origins of Nightwood, but would be interested to go back at some point and read more.

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