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Barnes, Djuna

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1982 AD, at 90 years of age.

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.





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