The Lydia Steptoe Stories: Faber Stories

Author(s): Djuna Barnes

General Fiction

'I have quite changed my mind. I am going to run away and become a boy.' In these three stories, written by Djuna Barnes under the pseudonym Lydia Steptoe, three characters find themselves on the brink of a sexual awakening - accompanied by guns, whips, and worldly innuendo. A fourteen-year-old girl plans to become 'a virago', until her mother intercepts her first tryst by dressing up as her male lover. A boy of the same age is lured into the forest by his father's mistress. A woman of forty falls in love and longs to kill herself, so unbearable is the return of the youth she thought she wanted. 'Alice', she tells herself, 'be a man.' Barnes makes gender and desire seem slippery and joyful - and makes the fictional Lydia Steptoe seem like a writer for our time.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571352470
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : January 2019
  • : .118 Inches X 4.37 Inches X 6.299 Inches
  • : March 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Djuna Barnes
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.52
  • : 48