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On the Train Towards Tralfamadore

So, for something different….This piece was written as a dialogue between Djuna Barnes’ character ‘Dr.’ Matthew O’Connor, and Kurt Vonneguts’ character, Billy Pilgrim. Both Nightwood… 1,493 more words

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Currently In Production: a Djuna Barnes Film Adaptation

Shame on me for failing to make some kind of mention of Djuna Barnes’s birthday last Friday (June 12), but considering that the date of her passing is June 18, I figure it would be appropriate over the next several days to celebrate all things DB. 764 more words

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Dearest Djuna, On Your Birthday

Dearest Djuna,

For this letter to be successful, I’m afraid that I must wield an enormous amount of candor and very little of its opposite number, discretion. 602 more words


Sensational Snippets: Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes

Nightwood is another title in the Faber Modern Classics series, and it seemed somehow appropriate to be reading it in view of he recent Yes! vote in Ireland because it’s a pioneering novel of gay love. 1,208 more words

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Abandoned Artifacts

I had this conversation with a friend of mine just the other day.

I use to love so many of those literary outlaws – Buroughs, Jean Genet, Jim Carroll, … 154 more words