By: Barnes, Djuna

Price: $290.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket

010633: Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. First Edition, Limited, Copy - limited to 3,000 copies. No Dustjacket. Boards are dark blue with red print and gilt triangular emblem on front and red print on spine. Has prior owner's name (Harry Runyan) neatly written at top of front flyleaf. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for some small bent edges of a few back pages). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This is Barnes's second novel and it draws heavily on her childhood experiences in Cornwall-on-Hudson. It covers fifty years of history of the Ryder family and fragments of the Ryder family chronicle are interspersed with children's stories, songs, letters, poems, parables, and dreams. "When it was first published in 1928, Djuna Barnes's Ryder, a bawdy mock- Elizabethan chronicle of a family very much like her own, was described in the Saturday Review as 'the most amazing book ever written by a woman.' One of modern literature's first and best denunciations of patriarchal repression, Ryder employs an exuberant prose by which narrator Julie Ryder derides her hated father, polygamous Wendell Ryder. Barnes satirizes masculinity and domesticity by way of parable, poem, and play, and a prose style that echoes Chaucer, Shakespeare, the Bible, and Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.": B&W Illustrations: 6 x 8.25 in.: 323 pages

Title: Ryder

Author Name: Barnes, Djuna

Illustrator: Illustrated by Djuna Barnes

Categories: General,

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, New York, Horace Liveright: 1928

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no Dust Jacket

Store ID: 010633

Keywords: Fiction