Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes was an American writer and artist best known for her novel 'Nightwood,' which is a classic of lesbian literature and a key work of modernist literature. She was a significant figure in the bohemian and avant-garde circles of early 20th-century Paris and New York.


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  1. 1. Nightwood

    "Nightwood" is a modernist novel that explores the complex relationships and sexuality of a group of Americans and Europeans living in Paris in the 1920s. The story primarily revolves around the tumultuous love affair between two women, one of whom is a married aristocrat. The narrative, known for its poetic and dense language, delves deep into the characters' psyches, exploring themes of identity, gender, and desire. The novel is also notable for its frank and groundbreaking depiction of homosexuality and transgender issues.

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