Ryder

Ryder

$52.00

Ryder by Djuna Barnes
1956, Hardcover

Although best known for her brilliant second novel, Nightwood, acclaimed by Dylan Thomas as "one of the three greatest books ever written by a woman," Djuna Barnes also wrote an almost unknown first novel, Ryder First published in 1928, Ryder appeared briefly on bestseller lists but received mixed reactions from critics, some of whom appeared befuddled by the novel's complexity. Subsequent readers have been awed by the technical virtuosity of the language and the attempt to blend prose, a one-act play, and illustrations. 

Ryder is a big, eventful novel of domesticity, a satire on masculinity that is saturated with black humor.