Djuna Barnes has written books about:
NPR stories about Djuna Barnes
When Djuna Barnes was in her early 20s, she walked into the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and announced: "I can draw, I can write, you'd be foolish not to hire me." The paper did. Nearly 30 years after her death, a collection of her writings and illustrations is on display at the Brooklyln Museum.
Djuna Barnes' novel of passion and grief, of exile and loneliness, spoke directly to Siri Hustvedt, both when she read it as a 24-year-old and when she re-read it nearly 30 years later.