The Book of Repulsive Women: Selected Poems / Edition 1

The Book of Repulsive Women: Selected Poems / Edition 1

by Djuna Barnes, Rebecca Loncrain, Barnes Djuna
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041596931X

ISBN-13: 9780415969314

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) once described herself as the most famous unknown writer, and although her novel Nightwood is celebrated, her poetry has been a well-kept secret until now. This selection, the only one currently available, contains work written between 1914 and the 1970s. Many of the poems in The Book of Repulsive Women first appeared in pamphlets and

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Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) once described herself as the most famous unknown writer, and although her novel Nightwood is celebrated, her poetry has been a well-kept secret until now. This selection, the only one currently available, contains work written between 1914 and the 1970s. Many of the poems in The Book of Repulsive Women first appeared in pamphlets and literary journals in New York and Paris. Published together for the first time, they throw new light on Barnes' development as a writer. The book reveals her as a poet of unique power, at once compelling and disorientating. Marianne Moore observed, 'reading Djuna Barnes is like reading a foreign language, which you understand'. The Book of Repulsive Women includes previously unpublished and uncollected poems, and five illustrations by Barnes herself. Rebecca Loncraine provides an essential introduction to Barnes' poetry. The Book of Repulsive Women includes previously unpublished poems, and five illustrations by Barnes herself. Rebecca Loncraine provides an essential introduction to Barnes' poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969314
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Fyfield Books Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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