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Ryder

Author: Djuna Barnes
Publisher: Lisle, IL, USA : Dalkey Archive Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the author of Nightwood Djuna Barnes has written a book that is all that she was, and must still be vulgar, beautiful, defiant, witty, poetic, and a little mad. Argonaut"

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnes, Djuna.
Ryder.
Lisle, IL, USA : Dalkey Archive Press, c1990
(OCoLC)551237699
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Djuna Barnes
ISBN: 0916583554 9780916583552
OCLC Number: 20993722
Description: viii, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
A note on the text and illustrations --
Jesus Mundane --
Those Twain --
Sophia's parents! --
Sophia and the five fine chamber-pots --
Wendell is born --
Rape and repining! --
Portrait of Amelia's beginning --
Sophia tells Wendell how he was conceived --
Pro and con, or the Sisters Louise --
Tears, idle tears! --
The occupations of Wendell --
However, for the reader's benefit --
Amelia hears from her sister in re Hisodalgus, that fine horse --
Midwives' Lament, or the horrid outcome of Wendell's first infidelity --
Sophia's last will and testament --
Who was the girl? --
The coming of Kate-careless, a rude chapter --
What Kate was not --
Yet for vindication of Wendell --
Amelia and Kate taken to bed --
Amelia dreams of the ox of a Black beauty --
Wendell dresses his child --
And Amelia sings a lullaby --
Wendell tells the mystery to Julie and to Timothy --
Julie becomes what she had read --
Amelia hears from her sister in regard to a Pasty --
Kate and Amelia go a-dunging --
The beast thingumbob --
If some strong woman --
The psychology of nicknames --
The cat comes out of the well --
No greater love hath any man --
The soliloquy of Dr. Matthew O'Connor (family physician to the Ryders) on the way to and from the confessional of Father Lucas --
Be she what she may --
They do not much agree --
Amelia hears from her sister in regard to Timothy --
Amelia tells a bed-time story --
Sweetly told --
Dr. Matthew O'Connor and the children --
Wendell discusses himself with his mother --
Old wives' tale, or the knit codpieces --
Wherein Sophia goes a-begging --
Amelia hears form her sister on the misfortunes of women --
Timothy strives greatly with a whore --
Fine bitches all, and Molly dance --
Dr. Matthew O'Connor talks to Wendell on Holy inspiration --
Ryder --
his race --
Going to, and coming from --
Elisha in love with the maiden --
Three great moments in history --
Whom should he disappoint now? --
Afterword / by Paul West.
Responsibility: Djuna Barnes ; with illustrations by the author and an afterword by Paul West.

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A work of grim, mature beauty . . . she has caught life prismatically. --Eugene Jolas"

 
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