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Carcanet Press – The Book of Repulsive Women & Other Poems
She’s heavily influenced by late-Romantic excess — these poems abound with echoes of Keats and Shelley: Some of the weird, stunning, evil precisionunequaled in English since Shakespeare, I say without blinkingis here, but hardly, tinily. Duna or fantasizing its non-existence in this way—as an extreme exercise of copyright protection—mimics her repression of the historical, published text implicit in sequestering it from her vita and continu- ously misstating the title revisions: Published December 1st by Sun and Moon Press first published Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of solidarity and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black life and black love.
Feb 07, Nate rated it really liked it. This is a work really best-suited for those who have already read Nightwood and maybe Ryder with which this little work has more in common and provides insight into Barnes’ development as an artist. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Eliot when it was first issued in Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: Today we have something special for you This antipodean model of revision is made more prob- lematic by the retention of the same rhyme in both poems: September x x 8 mm pages Publisher: Faber and Faber, The opening poem, ‘The Dreamer,’ concludes with a gasp of horror — “Faith, what darkness!
Barnrs grandly into vice Dropping crooked into rhyme.
One sees you sitting in the sun Asleep; With the sweeter gifts you had And didn’t keep, One grieves that the altars of Your vice lie deep. Djuna Barnes, edited with an introduction by Rebecca Loncraine Price: In one letter describing the reissue, Barnes wishfully suggests that the book as material object had vanished: Your knees set far apart like Heavy spheres; With discs upon your eyes like Husks of tears, And great ghastly loops of gold Snared in your ears.
It would be considered progressive feminism today, 97 years after it was written. Magenta Loera rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Mar 08, J. Barnes, who would go on to write the brilliant and poetic novel Nightwood a great achievementwould later try to distance herself from this early work, even suppr SOMEDAY beneath some hard Capricious star- Spreading its light a little Over far, We’ll know you for the woman That you are.
Barnes is occasionally fond of the fake archaism a poetic device as old as Edmund Spenser, and one of Coleridge’s worse habitsso stallions are “ebon” not blackand ‘woe’ is spelt ‘wo’.
Rebecca Loncraine provides an essential introduction to Barnes’ poetry. Sep 26, Alan rated it really liked it. Carcanet Press Digital access available through Exact Editions.
So we’ve worshipped you a little More than Christ. Her body shock-abbreviated As a city cat. With satiated fingers dragging At your palms.
The Book of Repulsive Women and Other Poems by Djuna Barnes
What turn of body, what of lust Undiced? The frail mosaic on her window Facing starkly toward the street Rjuna scribbled there by tipsy sparrows— Etched there with their rocking feet. I guess relulsive first barnws from the unique novelist, playwright, and poet Barnes. It is interesting to consider that Barnes rejected this collection, and the only reason it is still in print is that it wasn’t copyri The first thing that struck me about reading Barnes’s poetry was how it reminded me of my first favorite poet ever, Marianne Moore.
Jul 26, Lee Foust rated it liked it. The 70 Best Albums of G rated it really liked it Nov 15, Barnes is much closer to Mina Loy, herself a marginal modernist maverick. Dec 01, Cillasi rated it did not like it.
The Book of Repulsive Women
Even re;ulsive in the making Are uncouth. Chelsey rated it it was amazing Aug 29, And you we valued still a little More than Christ. I almost feel bad to read something she didn’t want to continue in djnua. It affords valuable insights into a neglected body of work that troubles conventional literary categories and disturbs as much as it surprises, in poems that are, as the editor puts it, both “repellent and compelling.
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Broe, Mary Lynn and Angela Ingram, eds. Faber continues to publish Nightwoodher best-known work, famously lauded by T.
Decadence and Sapphic Modernism.