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Barnes told a friend that Nightwood was written with her own blood 'while it was still running' That flowing wound was the breakup of an eight year relationship with the love of her lifeNightwood Djuna Barnes' strange and sinuous tour de force belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch TLS That time is the period between the two World Wars and Barnes' novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe's great cities P. Rating 175 of fiveThe Publisher Says Nightwood Djuna Barnes strange and sinuous tour de force belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch TLS That time is the period between the two World Wars and Barnes novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe s great cities Paris Berlin and Vienna a world in which the boundaries of class religion and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction there is Guido Volkbein the Wandering Jew and son of a self proclaimed baron Robin Vote the American expatriate who marries him and then engages in a series of affairs first with Nora Flood and then with Jenny Petherbridge driving all of her lovers to distraction with her passion for wandering alone in the night and there is

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TureMost striking of all is Barnes' unparalleled stylistic innovation which led T S Eliot to proclaim the book so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it Recognised as a twentieth century classic the influence of Djuna Barnes's novel has been and continues to be exceptionalNow with a new preface by Jeanette Winterson Nightwood still crackles with the same electric charge it had on its first publication in 193. Many of the reviews of Nightwood on this website seem to reflect the same sentiment how do I even review this I often think this is a bit of a cop out review but in the case of Djuna Barnes Modernist novel from 1936 utter disorientation seems to be the most fitting responseA novel generally follows a basic plot with some semblance of a structure and often has one main character Nightwood begins the birth of Baron Felix We learn about his false patronage and we follow him in his attempt to produce an heir Then we move on The book forgets about him and Robin Vote becomes the main character Then Doctor Matthew becomes the main character Then Nora becomes the main character Then it ends Also over half of this book isn t even narrative It s just the transsexual Irish gynaecologist Doctor Matthew O Connor talking about essentially nothing Th The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 proclaim the book so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus poetry can wholly appreciate it Recognised as a twentieth century classic the influence of Djuna Barnes's novel has been and continues to be exceptionalNow with a new His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch preface by Jeanette Winterson Nightwood still crackles with the same electric charge it had on its first The Doctors Dating Bargain publication in 193. Many of the reviews of Nightwood on this website seem to reflect the same sentiment how do I even review this I often think this is a bit of a cop out review but in the case of Djuna Barnes Modernist novel from 1936 utter disorientation seems to be the most fitting responseA novel generally follows a basic The Collection plot with some semblance of a structure and often has one main character Nightwood begins the birth of Baron Felix We learn about his false Whispers of Feathers patronage and we follow him in his attempt to Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal produce an heir Then we move on The book forgets about him and Robin Vote becomes the main character Then Doctor Matthew becomes the main character Then Nora becomes the main character Then it ends Also over half of this book isn t even narrative It s just the transsexual Irish gynaecologist Doctor Matthew O Connor talking about essentially nothing Th

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Aris Berlin and Vienna a world in which the boundaries of class religion and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction Barnes' depiction of these characters and their relationships Nora says A man is another person a woman is yourself caught as you turn in panic; on her mouth you kiss your own has made the novel a landmark of feminist and lesbian litera. Passing in ParisTo Pass verb intransitive to be accepted as being something that you are not esp something better or attractive Marion looks so young she could pass for 30Do this jacket and skirt match well enough to pass as a suit Cambridge English Dictionary Love that terrible thing says one of Barnes s characters Terrible because the demand of love is the voluntary loss of oneself To make oneself lovable it is necessary to strive toward some other identity Maintaining the identity of the beloved is always hard work But the task is made harder when the love itself must be kept secretThus it is with Felix the pseudo Baron who loves what he takes to be European culture he must deny his lineage from that race which has the sanction of the Lord and the disapproval of the people So that He became for a little while a part


10 thoughts on “Nightwood

  1. says:

    Nightwood is the sound of hearts breaking written on the page spread out for all to see five lives five people eviscerated and eviscerating e

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    ”’You know what man really desires?’ inuired the doctor grinning into the immobile face of the Baron ‘One of two things to find someone who is so stupid that he can lie to her or to love someone so much th

  3. says:

    Rating 175 of fiveThe Publisher Says Nightwood Djuna Barnes' strange and sinuous tour de force belongs to that s

  4. says:

    From the start an overwhelming sense of dread and despair pervades Nightwood Barnes alternates between entrancing readers with the novel’s ethereal prose and jerking them awake with moments of unspeakable torment In spite of the pain that structures the novel though the character of the fake Doctor provides much needed comic relief in each of Nightwood’s eight short sections

  5. says:

    Passing in ParisTo Pass; verb intransitive to be accepted as being something that you are not esp something better or attractive Mari

  6. says:

    The novel that almost ended my book club We'd previously read work by Robert Coover Anne Carson and Ben Marcus Cormac McCarthy's Suttree and The Story of O But it was Nightwood that most of the usually intrepid group didn't bother to finish a

  7. says:

    499995It is wise of me to mention that from here on out I have no idea what I'm talking about Which admittedly is the usual truth of the matter concerning these reviews but this book in particular makes me give a damn about

  8. says:

    I am a fan of experimental literature since first experiencing the fun rides I got from Postmodernist novels of Barth Vonnegut and Pynchon in my college days in the early 70s I recently set out to give myself a dose of ten radical novels rangin

  9. says:

    Many of the reviews of Nightwood on this website seem to reflect the same sentiment 'how do I even review this?' I often think this is a bit of a cop out review but in the case of Djuna Barnes' Modernist novel from 1936 utt

  10. says:

    I still see far too freuently folks adding the Truncated Nightwood to their reading The one slashed up by Eliot in order to

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