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Barnes, Djuna

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1982 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists, Poets

1892 – Djuna Barnes was born 12th of June in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.

1911 – He took up her studies in Pratt Institute.

1913 – Djuna Barnes began writing and illustrating a regular column for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

1914 – she was engaged to Ernst Hanfstaengl, then a publisher of art prints and friend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

1915 – Djuna Barnes moved to Greenwich Village, and took classes in drawing and illustration at the Art Students League.

           – She first published her poetry as a collection of "rhythms and drawings" entitled The Book of Repulsive Women.

           – Her short fiction was published in the pulp magazine.

1919-1920 – Djuna Barnes also wrote one-act plays, three of which were produced at the Provincetown Playhouse.

1920 – Barnes moved to Paris on an assignment for McCall’s magazine.

1923 – Barnes published a collection of prose and poetry called A Book.

1928 – she published a semi-autobiographical novel in a mock-Elizabethan style, Ryder, which became a

bestseller in the United States.

1936 – Her reputation as a writer was made when Nightwood was published in England.

1958 – Djuna Barnes published her work including the surrealist verse play, The Antiphon.

1961 – She was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

1982 – Her stories appeared in this year as Smoke and Other Early Stories.

1982 – Djuna Barnes died 18th of June in New York City.