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This map shows the upstate New York region where Djuna Barnes was born. She grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson (marked by the red star) where she was raised by her mother Elizabeth Chappel Barnes, an English violinist, and her grandmother, a notorious suffragist. Her father, Henry Budington Barnes, spent much of his time at the farm he ran on Long Island.




Barnes left for France in 1920 where she became acquainted with other famous ex-patriate writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliot, and Gertrude Stein. This map of Paris shows her residence at the Hotel D'Angleterre, 44 Rue Jacob. Salon hostess Natalie Barney, whose circle of friends Barnes made the focus of her satirical Ladies Almanack, lived nearby on Rue Jacob.





After spending twenty years abroad, Barnes returned to Greenwich Village, New York, where she resided at 5 Patchin Place (marked by the red star) until her death in June of 1982. Living next door to her at 4 Patchin Place was the famous poet E. E. Cummings.

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