Djuna Barnes

1892 - 1982

Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes (, June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer who is perhaps best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature.In 1913, Barnes began her career as a freelance journalist and illustrator for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. By early 1914, Barnes was a highly sought feature reporter, interviewer, and illustrator whose work appeared in the city's leading newspapers and periodicals. Later, Barnes' talent and connections with prominent Greenwich Village bohemians afforded her the opportunity to publish her prose, poems, illustrations, and one-act plays in both avant-garde literary journals and popular magazines, and publish an illustrated volume of poetry, The Book of Repulsive Women (1915).In 1921, a lucrative commission with McCall's took Barnes to Paris, where she lived for the next 10 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Djuna Barnes has received more than 515,870 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,800th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Djuna Barnes ranks 1,797 out of 4,883Before her are Lina Kostenko, Hermann Bahr, John Kennedy Toole, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Mukhtar Auezov, and Heinrich Glarean. After her are Abraham ibn Daud, Guillaume de Lorris, David Ogilvy, Petar Kočić, Sanai, and Berthold Auerbach.

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Among people born in 1892, Djuna Barnes ranks 93Before her are Helmuth Plessner, Josyf Slipyj, Jack L. Warner, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, and Walther Nehring. After her are John Alcock, James M. Cain, Konstantin Paustovsky, Charles Vanel, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Hermann Breith. Among people deceased in 1982, Djuna Barnes ranks 82Before her are Tadj ol-Molouk, Marcel Camus, Alma Reville, Otto Hofmann, Vic Morrow, and Pavel Alexandrov. After her are Ville Ritola, Jean Girault, Eduard Tubin, Wifredo Lam, Randy Rhoads, and David Frankfurter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Djuna Barnes ranks 2,120 out of 12,171Before her are Karen Carpenter (1950), Nick Holonyak (1928), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Susan Atkins (1948), and J. J. Abrams (1966). After her are Robert C. Merton (1944), Beau Bridges (1941), Doc Holliday (1851), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), and DeForest Kelley (1920).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Djuna Barnes ranks 210Before her are Lewis Mumford (1895), Edward Gorey (1925), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Harlan Coben (1962), Bernard Malamud (1914), and John Kennedy Toole (1937). After her are Ida Tarbell (null), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Taliesin (518), Langston Hughes (1902), John Barth (1930), and Johnston McCulley (1883).