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She Is Still Burning 3 (Dec 2000)

By December 2000, I’d become ambitious for my little e-mail publication and was promising readers that if they printed the instalments and kept them in a notebook, eventually they’d have a book-length anthology. 2,386 more words

She Is Still Burning

IotD: Djuna Barnes's Brevity

This made me smile when I saw it; it seems to so perfectly encapsulate the punctilious austerity that defined Barnes’s public persona during the last decades of her life… 34 more words

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Djuna Barnes, Nightwood, & 1468

A “Notes & Queries”-type post.

While researching Djuna Barnes’s sources for Nightwood‘s description of Guido Volkbein’s “racial memory” of abuse, I kept running into problems with one of Barnes’s historical details. 311 more words


Boganmeldelse: Maria Gerhardt - Transfervindue

Titel: Transfervindue. Forfatter: Maria Gerhardt. Sider: 90. Forlag: Politikens Forlag. Udgivelsesår: 2017. Anmeldereksemplar: Politikens Forlag ★★★★★

Tænk hvis jeg blev et mirakel. Tænk, hvis det en dag var væk, og lægerne ville stå med deres store øjne og trænge til at sidde ned og kigge røntgenbillederne så intenst igennem, at de ville videresende dem til kollegaer og til udlandet, og tabloidaviserne ville få nys om det. 571 more words


Dailies 10/1/16: Bloody Mary, What It's Like to Be a Girl, & a poem from "The Book of Repulsive Women"

Bloody Mary

April Bernard

Note who’s got to go
today, don’t fuss
about the means,
just go ahead behead,
impale, starve, strappado,

Read rest of poem… 94 more words

Garlanded with rosebuds and the hackwork of the devil: Djuna Barnes's Nightwood

In 1920 the American writer and artist Djuna Barnes moved from New York to Paris where she met the love of her life, Thelma Wood. Their passionate eight-year love affair, fired by sex, drugs and violent emotion, came to an explosive end in 1929. 956 more words