By Djuna Barnes
Initially released within the chap publication sequence by means of Bruno of Greenwich Village in 1915, this popular quantity of poetry awarded snap shots of ladies of the interval -a mom, prostitute, cabaret dancer, and others-which have been wildly radical of their day ruled because it used to be by way of Victorian mores. yet there's nonetheless in those "rhythms" a seething beat of sexuality and vice, whipped up right into a scrumptious experience of perversity through Barnes's paintings. at the facts of Barnes's a number of different works, such a lot of which integrated paintings that was once interleaved along with her writing, Messerli has restored the drawings-which within the Bruno version seemed within the again, after the poem's-to front of the booklet so we can create an interaction with the texts.
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