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Djuna Barnes

Born: Jun 12, 1892

Death: Jun 18, 1982

Birthplace: Storm King Mountain

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Djuna Barnes

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1892
Date of Death : Jun 18, 1982
Birth Place : Storm King Mountain

Djuna Barnes was an American poet, playwright, journalist, visual artist and short-story writer whose work continues to “beguile, excite and inspire readers”. Best known for her novel Nightwood, which is a masterpiece of high modernism, Barnes was as well a journalist, dramatist, poet, writer of short fiction, and visual artist. In 1913, Barnes began her career as a freelance journalist and illustrator for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. By early 1914, Barnes was a highly sought feature reporter, interviewer, and illustrator whose work appeared in the city’s leading newspapers and periodicals. Later, Barnes’ talent and connections with prominent Greenwich Village bohemians afforded her the opportunity to publish her prose, poems, illustrations, and one-act plays in both avant-garde literary journals and popular glossies, and publish an illustrated volume of poetry, The Book of Repulsive Women. In 1921, a lucrative commission with McCall’s magazine took Barnes to Paris, where she lived for the next ten years.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Novelist
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