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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1979 : USA Hardback
Title: Ryder
Author(s): Djuna Barnes
ISBN: 0-312-69640-X / 978-0-312-69640-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

May 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: Ryder (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): Djuna Barnes
ISBN: 0-916583-55-4 / 978-0-916583-55-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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1996 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Ryder.
Author(s): Djuna Barnes
ISBN: 351838676X / 978-3518386767
Publisher: Suhrkamp
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1981 : USA Paperback
Title: Ryder
Author(s): Djuna Barnes
ISBN: 0-312-69641-8 / 978-0-312-69641-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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