January 20 - August 19, 2012
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Herstory Gallery, 4th Floor
Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919 is an exploration of the early journalistic career of American writer and women’s rights advocate Djuna Barnes. Though best known for her modernist novels and plays, including Nightwood (1936) and The Antiphon (1958), Barnes spent the period between 1913 and her departure for Europe in 1921 living in New York’s Greenwich Village and working as a writer and illustrator for publications including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Vanity Fair.
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Left: "How it Feels to Be Forcibly Fed," New York World Magazine, September 6, 1914. Djuna Barnes Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.