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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
After all, it is not where one washes one's neck that counts but where one moistens one's throat.

R
Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
A
An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.
N
Life is painful, nasty and short . . . in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
K
To love without criticism is to be betrayed.
 
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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: Doctor, in "Nightwood," ch. 5, 1936.
A: "Nightwood," 1937.
N: In "Life Is Painful, Nasty and Short..." by Hank O'Neal, 1991.
K: "Nightwood," 1937.
   


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