Item #20152 Illustrated edition of the famous lesbian social commentary: Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes, Djuna Barnes.
Illustrated edition of the famous lesbian social commentary: Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes,
Illustrated edition of the famous lesbian social commentary: Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes,
Illustrated edition of the famous lesbian social commentary: Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes,

Illustrated edition of the famous lesbian social commentary: Ladies Almanack by Djuna Barnes,

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[LGBTQ] [Feminism] Barnes, Djuna. Ladies Almanack. Elmwood Park, Ill.: Dalkey Archive Press, 1992 paperback edition, First Printing (Originally published in 1928). Full title: Ladies Almanack showing their Signs and their tides; their Moons and their Changes; the Seasons as it is with them; their Eclipses and Equinoxes; as well as a full Record of diurnal and nocturnal Distempers written and illustrated by a lady of fashion. 95 pages. Measures 6" x 8". Ladies Almanack is a roman à clef about a predominantly lesbian social circle centering on Natalie Clifford Barney's salon in Paris. It is written in an archaic, Rabelaisian style, with Barnes's own illustrations in the style of Elizabethan woodcuts. Barnes affectionate lampoon of the expatriate lesbian community in Paris was privately penned in 1928 and records the life and loves of Dame Evangeline Musset in a robust style taken from Shakespeare and Robert Burton's Anatonly of Melancholy and is illustrated throughout with Barne's own drawings. This new edition is a facsimile of the 1928 edition with the addition of an afterword providing details on the book's origins and a key to its real-life models. Barnes is perhaps best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature, although she was also a poet, journalist, activist, artist and illustrator. Pages are clean and textblock tight. In very good condition.

Item #20152

Price: $95.00