Mary Lynn Broe

Standard Name: Broe, Mary Lynn


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Author summary Djuna Barnes
Best-known for her novel Nightwood, 1936, about her fellow Americans in Paris, DB wrote in a number of other genres: plays, short stories, poetry, and journalism. Other works like the Ladies Almanack defy generic...
Textual Features Djuna Barnes
Phillip Herring calls Ryderessentially an autobiographical family chronicle in experimental form.
Herring, Phillip. Djuna: The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes. Penguin, 1995.
In this highly allusive novel, DB imitates and parodies a wide range of literary styles, from Chaucer to nineteenth-century sentimental novels.
Broe, Mary Lynn. “Introduction”. Silence and Power: A Reevaluation of Djuna Barnes, Southern Illinois University Press, 1991, pp. 3 - 23.


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