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on Djuna Barnes from Written Lives by Javier Marias

Djuna Barnes’s life lasted ninety years and for far too many of them she either did not want or could not have any lovers and so she had no alternative but to remain silent. 210 more words


NIGHTWOOD by Djuna Barnes | Review

Published in 1936 despite numerous rejections from editors and critics alike, Djuna Barnes’s novel Nightwood is a sprawling narrative of love, lust, and loss. Set against the bustling backdrop of several iconic cities (Paris, Berlin, Vienna, etc.), the story follows a tangled web of characters all struggling to fully express their identities in a society within rigid expectations of who they should be and how they should behave. 462 more words


LONG READS: The Rite of Spring / John Coltrane

I’ve decided to post up two long pieces of previously published academic writing on music, partly to get them out from behind paywalls, and partly to make my editorially preferred versions of these essays available for the first time. 391 more words

John Coltrane

Artist and Feminist Kim Rae Taylor on the Women of Modernism

Jade French talks to artist, educator, and feminist Kim Rae Taylor about The Modernism Project, a series of painted portraits documenting some of the leading women of twentieth-century modernism.  157 more words


Tuning in to The Modernist Podcast

Séan Richardson on a free new broadcast that sheds light on the cultural legacy of modernism

What is the Modernist Podcast?

The Modernist Podcast is a platform for ‘green’ academics to share their research with the wider community. 1,001 more words


“Criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure.” – —Djuna Barnes, writer and artist.

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