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Ladies Almanack (American Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

Barnes's affectionate lampoon of the expatriate lesbian community in Paris was privately printed in 1928. Arranged by month, it records the life and loves of Dame Evangeline Musset (modeled after salon hostess Natalie Barney) in a robust style taken from Shakespeare and Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, and is illustrated throughout with Barnes's own drawings.

This new edition is a facsimile of the 1928 edition with the addition of an afterword providing details on the book's origins and a key to its real-life models.

Synopsis:

"Now this be a Tale of as fine a Wench as ever wet Bed . . . Thus begins this Almanack, which all Ladies should carry about with them, as the Priest his Breviary, as the Cook his Recipes, as the Doctor his Physic, as the Bride her Fears, and as the Lion his Roar!"

About the Author

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, and worked as a journalist in New York before leaving the country to spend many years in Paris and London. She returned to New York in 1941, and lived in Greenwich Village until her death.Steven Moore earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. He is a noted William Gaddis scholar and wrote William Gaddis, the first comprehensive critical guide to his work, and A Reader's Guide to William Gaddis's The Recognitions. Moore has edited a number of books, including Beerspit Night and Cursing: The Correspondence of Charles Bukowski & Sheri Martinelli 1960-1967 and In Recognition of William Gaddis. He has also contributed essays, articles, and reviews to a number of newspapers, journals, and magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780916583880
Afterword:
Moore, Steven
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Author:
Moore, Steven
Author:
Djuna, Bames
Author:
Barnes, Djuna
Afterword by:
Moore, Steven
Afterword:
Moore, Steven
Location:
Normal, IL
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 91.
Series Volume:
Rept. 2273
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
92
Dimensions:
8.02x6.05x.32 in. .31 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Lesbian Fiction
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Reference » Almanacs

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"Synopsis" by , "Now this be a Tale of as fine a Wench as ever wet Bed . . . Thus begins this Almanack, which all Ladies should carry about with them, as the Priest his Breviary, as the Cook his Recipes, as the Doctor his Physic, as the Bride her Fears, and as the Lion his Roar!"
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