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Dolly Wilde: An Impossible Burden

Oscar Wilde’s niece Dorothy Ierne Wilde, known as Dolly Wilde,was born on 11 July 1895. To commemorate her birth I have published the Epilogue from… 1,602 more words

Oscar Wilde

We all go down in battle, but we all come home.’

Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes

Nightwood comes praised by many of my own personal literary heroes. TS Eliot was a fan. So too Jeanette Winterson. Even William Burroughs apparently loved it. 1,503 more words

Modernist Fiction

Djuna Barnes

We are but skin about a wind, with muscles clenched against mortality. We sleep in a long reproachful dust against ourselves. We are full to the gorge with our own names for misery. 95 more words


Deliberate Writing Practice: Day Six

The introduction to this series is here.

The idea is simple: one quick writing exercise a day for several days.

Post the results in a comment below, or, if you prefer, email them to me (at daniel wallace at gmail). 934 more words

On Writing

Reading List: May 2016

  1. Precious Bane, Mary Webb (Novel, 1924)
  2. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes (Novel, 1936)
  3. L’Ombilic des Limbes, Antonin Artaud (Essay, 1968)
  4. Le Pese-Nerfs, Antonin Artaud (Essay, 1925)
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Reading List

Djuna Barnes' Voice: Greenwich Village, 1971

“Although she died in 1982, at the age of ninety, Djuna Barnes seems to have recorded her voice on only a few occasions. The tape below was made in her Patchin Place home in 1971.

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20th Century

POM: April 15

This is a new poet for me and I’m not sure why I’ve not come across her works before. She apparently was influential in the Modernist movement so I’m curious as to why when I read up on Pound and Elliot, Djuna Barnes doesn’t chime in. 123 more words