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By Djuna Barnes

ISBN-10: 0940650371

ISBN-13: 9780940650374

Edited by way of Alyce Barry, foreword and statement via Douglas Messerli

featuring: James Joyce, Lillian Russell, Diamond Jim Brady, Coco Chanel, David Belasco, Kiki, D. W. Griffith, mom Jones, Billy Sunday, Flo Ziegfeld, Lunt & Fontanne, and lots of others

Maria Popova at brainpickings.org: In 1985, 3 years after Barnes died on the age of 90, outliving each individual she ever profiled (“It’s poor to survive your personal iteration. I want i may be dead,” Barnes had remarked a decade earlier), those impressive conversations have been gathered in Interviews by way of Djuna Barnes (public library), that includes Barnes’s personal drawings of her topics. yet what makes them in particular compelling is that Barnes, like today’s such a lot masterful interviewers, poured into those conversations a massive volume of her personal middle, brain, and sensibility, in order that they always mirrored as a lot approximately her as they did approximately her subjects.

Among them used to be none except James Joyce, whom Barnes interviewed and profiled for self-importance reasonable in 1922, months after Ulysses was once released. The interview is still the main major one Joyce gave in his lifetime, right now the main cryptic and the main revealing.
[...] Interviews through Djuna Barnes is a treasure trove in its entirety, with many extra infrequent conversations with cultural icons.

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Download PDF by Djuna Barnes: Interviews

Edited via Alyce Barry, foreword and statement through Douglas Messerli

featuring: James Joyce, Lillian Russell, Diamond Jim Brady, Coco Chanel, David Belasco, Kiki, D. W. Griffith, mom Jones, Billy Sunday, Flo Ziegfeld, Lunt & Fontanne, and lots of others

Maria Popova at brainpickings. org: In 1985, 3 years after Barnes died on the age of 90, outliving each individual she ever profiled (“It’s bad to survive your personal new release. I want i may be dead,” Barnes had remarked a decade earlier), those outstanding conversations have been amassed in Interviews via Djuna Barnes (public library), that includes Barnes’s personal drawings of her topics. yet what makes them in particular compelling is that Barnes, like today’s such a lot masterful interviewers, poured into those conversations an important volume of her personal center, brain, and sensibility, so they perpetually mirrored as a lot approximately her as they did approximately her subjects.

Among them was once none except James Joyce, whom Barnes interviewed and profiled for vainness reasonable in 1922, months after Ulysses was once released. The interview is still the main major one Joyce gave in his lifetime, without delay the main cryptic and the main revealing.
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This was but the first of numerous theatrical exploits which surrounded her name with publicity and legend. Back in France, she was linked with Jean Cocteau, who upon witnessing her dance le jazz in the Casino de Paris, wrote a prose poem about her. Sir James M. Barrie, the Scottish creator of Peter Pan, demonstrated his infatuation with this extravagant "queen of glamour" in his entertainment Rosy Rapture. " With her partner, Harry Pilcer, Deslys acrobatically danced her way into the hearts of American theatregoers, and she remained in the United States to star in several early Para- 37 38 Djuna Barnes mount films.

The fact that Diamond Jim's jewelry is not beautiful we feel is not the fault of this particular silent jeweler, but the fault of a man who, desiring the beautiful, thought it out by the block and not by the cut. A great half-stone like a robin's egg, embellished by an inch mounting of gold, smothered his scarf pin; down the easy slide to his watch chain loped three more halfrobin's eggs, ending in a picket fence of turquoise. Under his vest (he showed me) was a band of them. Still farther underneath (he told me) were yet more.

There are speeches and one's mind is not biased by the opinions of the newspaper critics, and it gives the comedian (I like musical comedy best) a chance to make comments about my jewelry. I don't want to spoil any of his fun, you see. " 62 Djuna Barnes A thin little man with a high-bridged nose moved in the sparse crescent of the window at the far end of the room and bowed-a mechanical, inward movement at the waist which took into a deep fold of obscurity his belt buckle-and straightened up again, his hands held behind him as though to keep them still from their very desire to order the setting of Diamond Jim's stones into some new and complicated design.

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