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Djuna Barnes
(1892-1982) born on
Jun 12
US novelist, poet, illustrator, dramatist. She was critically acclaimed, though not widely read, for her short stories and one-act plays, many of which she illustrated, e.g. "Nightwood," 1936.
         
   
F
New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American.

R
A strong sense of identity gives man an idea he can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same.
A
She wanted to be the reason for everything and so she was the cause of nothing.
N
Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward.
K
I'm a fart in a gale of wind, a humble violet, under a cow pat.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Greenwich Village As It Is," in "Pearson's Magazine," Oct 1916; repr. in "Djuna Barnes's New York," 1989.
R: "Nightwood," 1937.
A: "Nightwood," 1937.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: Doctor, in "Nightwood," ch. 5, 1936.
   


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