's father, Wald Barnes
, was a dilettante: a musician and composer, painter, novelist, and poet. He and his family were supported by his mother, Zadel Barnes
, who encouraged her son's irresponsibility with...
Family and Intimate relationships
's paternal grandmother, Zadel Barnes
, was a successful journalist, novelist, and poet, whose work appeared regularly in Harper's Bazaar and the Pall Mall Gazette. She travelled to England in the 1880s with...