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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

Literature

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

Boganmeldelser

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

Classics

Djuna Barnes

None of us suffers as much as we should, or loves as much as we say. Love is the first lie; wisdom the last.  — Djuna Barnes, … 8 more words

Excerpt

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