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

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
An image is a stop the mind makes between uncertainties.
Life is painful, nasty and short . . . in my case it has only been painful and nasty.
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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