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    Virginis Wiilf and Djuna Barnes

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    Woolf and Djuna Barnes were writers experimenting with new, modern ways of life, and they expressed new-age philosophies in their novels. Both writers explore a more emotional side Modernism than the other male writers, with greater emphasis on character relationships, thoughts and emotions. To the Lighthouse does this by posing the futility of ambitions in the novel, suggesting that it is pointless to sentimentalizing previous dreams, since actuality is unlikely to reflect them. Both Barnes and Woolf

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    Djuna Barnes was an outspoken and fiercely witty modernist writer of the 1920’s. She was known for her somewhat puzzling writing, her bravery when it came to her own journalism, and her everyday intense persona. She is a figure that, one would think, would have never been forgotten, yet with time, and somewhat by her own doing, she has faded into the background of the 1920’s writers. So much so that, “Barnes once described herself as 'the most famous unknown writer', and this was an astute remark

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    The Eccentric Work of Djuna Barnes

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    The Eccentric Work of Djuna Barnes It is precisely Barnes's relation to literary tradition that so troubles assessments of her work: readers do not know where to "place" her. . . . Although well respected by her contemporaries, Barnes's work has fallen prey to the same set of received notions that until very recently informed studies of Gertrude Stein: both women have been chastised for being significantly different from their Paris colleagues and for failing to master the Modernist enterprise

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    The Diary of Anaïs Nin

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    object that demands our attention. Whether it is the subtle and sensual language of Anaïs Nin in The Diary of Anaïs Nin (1966), the coarse and explicit vocabulary of Henry Miller in Tropic of Cancer (1934), or the poetic and surrealistic prose of Djuna Barnes in Nightwood (1934), sex and desire, as a vehicle in the literature of these authors, exposes the chaos and confusion within their world and suggests the establishment of a new order for self and/or society. Written between 1931 and 1934, The

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    Laurel Lampela

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    In her article, “Daring to Be Different: A Look at Three Lesbian Artists,” Laurel Lampela invites the readers to focus on three female historical artists named, Rosa Bonheur, Romaine Brooks, and Hannah Gluckstein, who had the courage to spend their life and have the appearance as lesbians. As mentioned by Laurel, these female artists challenged and disobeyed the traditional attire for women by dressing in ties, shirts, and pants instead of skirts or dresses, which were the general clothing for women

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    novel compares with Djuna Barnes’ novel, “Nightwood” published in 1936. Barnes' text stands out as a novel that explored the periods controversial concept of homosexuality among women as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Both novels capture the reader in its literary gothic prose. Many authors and analysts alike have dissected both novels use of language, or in the case of Robin in Djuna Barnes' Nightwood, lack of language. For example, Katherine Fama considers Barnes’ characterization of

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    Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child

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    Djuna Barnes's The Diary of a Dangerous Child "By this I mean that I am debating with myself whether I shall place myself in some good man's hands and become a mother, or if I shall become wanton and go out in the world and make a place for myself." -Olga, "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" In Djuna Barnes's short story "The Diary of a Dangerous Child" (1922), the narrator, an adolescent girl named Olga, ponders her destiny on the occasion of her fourteenth birthday: should she marry, settle

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    Aritotle: Thoughts and Philosophies

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    knowledge. (Aristotle, Barnes PG. 2). A quote of his states- “ the acquisition of wisdom is pleasant; all men feel at home in philosophy and wish to spend time on it, leaving all other things aside.” In this quote Aristotle uses the word Philosophy, not as a means of gathering academic knowledge but as a means to search for all knowledge of the academics, soul, and thought. Aristotle believed that happiness of man involved contemplation and intellectual activity. (Aristotle, Barnes p.2) Aristotle felt

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    Platoon Plot

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    Platoon is a story of a soldier’s perspective of the Vietnam War. The movie is for the most part told out of the eyes of members of one platoon of the 25th Infantry Division. It is a movie dedicated to all of the people who fought in the Vietnam War. In the movie, Chris Taylor is a young man from a wealthy family, but while in college, chooses to help his country and do his duty in the Vietnam War. He is sent to Vietnam gets put in the 25th Infantry Division. Chris first has some rough times while

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    Sphere

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    Title: SPHERE Author: Michael Crichton Copyright: 1987 Main Characters: Harry, Beth, "Jerry", Norman, Ted, Barnes Setting South Pacific under water 1,00 feet under in a cylinder habitat. My name is Norman Johnson and I am a Psychologist. I am 54 and I am married. I have been called to a crash scene before to administer but this wasn't just any crash scene it would change my life. I was called out by the military to a site in the south pacific. I didn't hear any reports of an airline crashes so

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