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Djuna Barnes

Djuna BarnesAKA Djuna Chappell Barnes

Born: 12-Jun-1892
Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Died: 18-Jun-1982
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Modernist poet, Nightwood

Father: Henry Budington Barnes
Mother: Elizabeth Chappel Barnes
Husband: Courtenay Lemon (div.)
Girlfriend: Thelma Wood (cohabited c. 1920-1931)

    University: Pratt Institute (1911)

    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Author of books:
The Book of Repulsive Women (1915, poems)
A Book (1923)
Ladies Almanack (1928)
Ryder (1928)
A Night Among the Horses (1929, revision of A Book)
Nightwood (1936)
Spillway (1962, revision of A Night Among the Horses)
Vagaries Malicieux (1974)
Creatures in an Alphabet (1982)
Smoke and Other Early Stories (1982)

Wrote plays:
Three from the Earth (1919)
Kurzy from the Sea (1920)
An Irish Triangle (1921)
She Tells Her Daughter (1923)
The Antiphon (1958)



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