The Ladies Almanack – The Book All Women Should Carry

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The Ladies Almanack – The Book All Women Should Carry

Djuna Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American writer. “She was part of the inner circle of the influential salon hostess Natalie Barney, who would become a lifelong friend and patron, as well as the central figure in Barnes’s satiric chronicle of Paris lesbian life, Ladies Almanack. They probably also had a brief affair, but the most important relationship of Barnes’s Paris years was with the artist Thelma Wood. Wood was a Kansas native who had come to Paris to become a sculptor, but at Barnes’s suggestion took up silverpoint instead, producing drawings of animals and plants.”


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