The Antiphon by Djuna Barnes 1st / 1st 1958
First edition and first impression published by faber in 1958. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is very clean and bright. It is complete with no chips. There are a couple of small tears to the top edge. It is not price clipped. The book is very clean and bright with no previous owners ink or marks. There is a patch of browning to the front free end paper. Overall it is a near fine copy.
The Antiphon (1958) is a three-act verse tragedy. Set in England in 1939 after the beginning of World War Two, the drama presents the Hobbs family reunion in the family's ancestral home, Burley Hall. The play features many of the themes or motifs that run through Barnes's work, including betrayal, familial relations, regression and transgression. The dialogue is highly stylized and poetic.