by STELA XHIKU In the 1920s, the poet Emily Coleman told Djuna Barnes her innermost secret. Although the dramatic fight and threats that followed are well documented, not even the most insightful of experts has any leads as far as this bombshell of a secret is concerned. And what a pity, because we really want to know!
by HELEN ISAAC Although The Fly by Night is up in arms about Djuna Barnes’ secret, she certainly left us enough traces of an extraordinary and absurd life. The myth of Djuna, shared with sculptor Thelma Wood and Dadaist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (what’s a girl do to get a name like that?) is a tale of 1920s taboo and lesbian intrigue.