Posts Tagged: Djuna Barnes

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: Natalie Clifford Barney

One of the most prominent of Paris’s 20th century American expatriates, Barney networked at an Olympian level.

Circles: H.D./Bryher

When you’re mapping the relations of H.D. and Bryher, complication is a given. Their relationship lasted from 1918 to H.D.’s death in 1961 but as the diagram indicates, this was a far from exclusive arrangement.

Circles: H.D./Bryher

When you’re mapping the relations of H.D. and Bryher, complication is a given. Their relationship lasted from 1918 to H.D.’s death in 1961 but as the diagram indicates, this was a far from exclusive arrangement.

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

I am such miserable thing

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s letters make pretty difficult reading in every sense (deciphering the handwriting, parsing her eccentric syntax and then encountering the desolation of her life).

Djuna 40/80/120

“Ten years later, reading Nightwood – that apocalyptic novel! – I recognized you for what you were, the greatest and most impassioned anatomist of sexual infatuation and jealousy since Proust.”

Djuna 40/80/120

“Ten years later, reading Nightwood – that apocalyptic novel! – I recognized you for what you were, the greatest and most impassioned anatomist of sexual infatuation and jealousy since Proust.”

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.

Strange Flowers guide to Berlin: part 3

The retro-revellers at Bohème Sauvage are responding to a particular idea of Weimar Berlin, a fragile, frantic golden age of sexual license and social mobility, lewd and doomed. The undying allure of the Weimar Berlin evoked by Isherwood’s books ensures that the reality of the city in that era can never be divorced from its fictional echoes.

Salon queen

Natalie Barney would become the 20th century’s greatest saloniste. Visitors to her Friday afternoon meetings included Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, André Gide, Jean Cocteau, Colette and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Salon queen

Natalie Barney would become the 20th century’s greatest saloniste. Visitors to her Friday afternoon meetings included Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, André Gide, Jean Cocteau, Colette and Rainer Maria Rilke.