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Poe's Mother: Selected Drawings of Djuna Barnes

Poe's Mother: Selected Drawings of Djuna Barnes

by Djuna Barnes

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Though Barnes carved her niche in history through her writing, she was also a compulsive sketch artist. She apparently illustrated almost every news story, interview, essay, and book she ever wrote, and editor Messerli asserts in his introduction that "her pen seems as ready to sketch visual images as it is to write down words." This volume collects more than 100 of her drawings, all portraits of people, ranging from rough sketches for newspapers to detailed portraits of literary friends such as Gertrude Stein, Eugene O'Neill, and James Joyce (Joyce is particularly good). Barnes is never going to be remembered as a great artist, but, based on her stature as a writer, this collection will find a place in women's literature/art collections.-Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"

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Sun & Moon Press
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8.28(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.81(d)

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