Category: Authors

Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes was born in Cornwall-upon-Hudson in New York, on June 2, 1892. She was born to an unconventional family, comprised of her parents, her father’s mistresses (he was a practicing polygamist), some siblings, and her grandmother. In her youth, she attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, followed by the Artist’s Student League. Barnes developed …

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Mark Twain

November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 Biography Mark Twain, an American writer, publisher, lecturer, and entrepreneur, was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, before moving to Manhattan for the first of many times in 1853. During his time in New York, Twain worked as a publisher …

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