Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Djuna Barnes
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 0571266819
ISBN 13: 9780571266814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightwood Book Review:

Nightwood is not only a classic of modernist literature, but was also acknowledged by T. S. Eliot as one of the great novels of the 20th century. Eliot admired Djuna Barnes' rich, evocative language. 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 life. Now recognised as a twentieth-century classic, the influence of Djuna Barnes's novel has been, and continues to be, exceptional.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Djuna Barnes,Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publsiher: London : Faber
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1950
ISBN 10: 9780571067633
ISBN 13: 0571067638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightwood Book Review:

The fiery and enigmatic masterpiece-one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Patricia Windsor
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0307497070
ISBN 13: 9780307497079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightwood Book Review:

Casey, Gena, and Maryann can think of a way better use of a week than a senior trip to Washington, D.C. Casey's plan is simple. Ditch the trip to D.C., camp out at her parents' amazing cabin in Delonga, and accidentally "run into" Lane and his friends on their fishing trip. She knows the boys will be across the lake--her friends will thank her once they're up there. Three girls for three boys will be the perfect party. After all, what could be more fun than five days in the woods? No curfews, no rules, and no parents. No one will even know they're up there. And no one will hear them when they scream for help. When the first body shows up, it's shocking. When the knock comes on the back door, it's horrifying. And when they realize there's nowhere to hide, they'll wish they were already dead. Surviving a week in the woods is a going to be a whole lot harder than these girls could ever imagine.

In the Night Wood

In the Night Wood
Author: Dale Bailey
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN 10: 1328490815
ISBN 13: 9781328490810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Night Wood Book Review:

In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles Hayden hopes to put his life back together with a new project: a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of a legendary Victorian children’s book, In the Night Wood, and forebear of his wife, Erin. Deep in mourning from the loss of their young daughter, they pack up their American lives, Erin gives up her legal practice, and the couple settles in Hollow’s remote Yorkshire mansion. In the neighboring village, Charles meets a woman he might have loved, a child who could have been his own daughter, and the ghost of a self he hoped to bury. Erin, paralyzed by her grief, immerses herself in pills and painting images of a horned terror in the woods. In the primeval forest surrounding Caedmon Hollow’s ancestral home, an ancient power is stirring, a long-forgotten king who haunts the Haydens’ dreams. And every morning the fringe of darkling trees presses closer. Soon enough, Charles and Erin will venture into the night wood. Soon enough, they’ll learn that the darkness under the trees is but a shadow of the darkness that waits inside us all.

Nightwoods

Nightwoods
Author: Charles Frazier
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN 10: 0679644148
ISBN 13: 9780679644149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightwoods Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Charles Frazier, the acclaimed author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons, returns with a dazzling novel set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. With his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art. “Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fantastic.”—The Washington Post “Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

The Nightwood

The Nightwood
Author: Robin Muller
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 1770491252
ISBN 13: 9781770491250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nightwood Book Review:

Based on the Celtic folktale of Tamlynne, The Nightwood tells the story of the young daughter of the Earl of March, who is enticed into the nearby wood by the haunting strains of Elfin music. Inside the mysterious forest, Elaine meets Tamlynne, an enchanted young knight in the court of the Elfin Queen. Elaine and Tamlynne fall in love, but in order for Tamlynne to escape the elves, Elaine must pay a terrible price. In the end, mortal love proves stronger than the power of the Elfin Queen and the two lovers are set free. Beautifully illustrated by Robin Muller, this edition of The Nightwood is sure to enchant fairytale lovers of all ages.

Djuna Barnes T S Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism

Djuna Barnes  T  S  Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism
Author: Monika Faltejskova
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 1136919104
ISBN 13: 9781136919107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Djuna Barnes T S Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism Book Review:

This study looks at the origins of the modernist movement, linking gender, modernism and the literary, before considering the bearing these discourses had on Djuna Barnes's writing. The main contribution of this innovative and scholarly work is the exploration of the editorial changes that T. S. Eliot made to the manuscript of Nightwood, as well as the revisions of the early drafts initiated by Emily Holmes Coleman. The archival research presented here is a significant advance in the scholarship, making this volume invaluable to both teachers and students of modern literature and Barnesian scholars.

Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre
Author: Shelley Scott
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1897425554
ISBN 13: 9781897425558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nightwood Theatre Book Review:

Nightwood Theatre is by far the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979 it has been a producer of new works by Canadian women, and a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the "home company" for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Pebble Swing

Pebble Swing
Author: Isabella Wang
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-10-16
ISBN 10: 088971407X
ISBN 13: 9780889714076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pebble Swing Book Review:

A much-anticipated debut collection from one of Canada’s most promising emerging poets Pebble Swing earns its title from the image of stones skipping their way across a body of water, or, in the author’s case, syllables and traces of her mother tongue bouncing back at her from the water’s reflective surface. This collection is about language and family histories. It is the author’s attempt to piece together the resonant aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which stole the life of her paternal grandmother. As an immigrant whose grasp of Mandarin is fading, Wang explores absences in her caesuras and fragmentation—that which is unspoken, but endures. The poems in this collection also trace the experiences of a young poet who left home at seventeen to pursue writing; the result is a series of city poetry infused with memory, the small joys of Vancouver’s everyday, environmental politics, grief and notions of home. While the poetics of response are abundant in the collection—with poems written to Natalie Lim and Ashley Hynd—the last section of the book, "Thirteen Ghazals and Anti-Ghazals after Phyllis Webb," forges a continued response to Phyllis Webb on Salt Spring Island, and innovates within the possibilities of the experimental ghazal form.

The Nightwood

The Nightwood
Author: Robin Muller
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1770492097
ISBN 13: 9781770492097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nightwood Book Review:

Retells the Celtic folktale of Tamlynne, a young knight in the court of the Elfin Queen, and Elaine, who is enticed into a nearby wood and, once inside, meets and falls in love with the young knight.

None of This Belongs to Me

None of This Belongs to Me
Author: Ellie Sawatzky
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-10-16
ISBN 10: 0889714096
ISBN 13: 9780889714090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

None of This Belongs to Me Book Review:

In this vibrant debut, Ellie Sawatzky rustles the underbrush of identity, seeking clarity on the nature of ownership and belonging. Haunted and inspired by old boyfriends, girls named Emily, ancestral ghosts, polar bears and mythic horses, None of This Belongs to Me plots a young woman’s coming of age in a time of environmental and socio-economic peril. From rural Ontario to Kitsilano to Burning Man, Sawatzky inquires into childhood learning, girlhood learning, what is inherited, what is acquired, what begins to take form in the iridescent space between innocence and experience (“The body’s crystal arithmetic”). Superimposing dreamscapes on realities, history on pop culture and everyday sorrows, this collection is a hymn for the broken-hearted, a plea for connection in the information age, and a call to question the ways in which we both nurture and harm one another and our environment. None of This Belongs to Me is pertinent now more than ever, as Sawatzky’s generation comes of age in a tumultuous time, forced to consider all of that which does not—and may never—belong to them. These poems invite readers to explore our inner and outer worlds, to question the ways we inhabit them, to infuse our modern lives with our potent histories.

An Analysis of the Imagery and Symbolism in Djuna Barnes Nightwood

An Analysis of the Imagery and Symbolism in Djuna Barnes  Nightwood
Author: Susan L. Drake
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 33
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:26837120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Analysis of the Imagery and Symbolism in Djuna Barnes Nightwood Book Review:

Creeland

Creeland
Author: Dallas Hunt
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-04-24
ISBN 10: 0889713936
ISBN 13: 9780889713932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creeland Book Review:

Creeland is a poetry collection concerned with notions of home and the quotidian attachments we feel to those notions, even across great distances. Even in an area such as Treaty Eight (northern Alberta), a geography decimated by resource extraction and development, people are creating, living, laughing, surviving and flourishing—or at least attempting to. The poems in this collection are preoccupied with the role of Indigenous aesthetics in the creation and nurturing of complex Indigenous lifeworlds. They aim to honour the encounters that everyday Cree economies enable, and the words that try—and ultimately fail—to articulate them. Hunt gestures to the movements, speech acts and relations that exceed available vocabularies, that may be housed within words like joy, but which the words themselves cannot fully convey. This debut collection is vital in the context of a colonial aesthetic designed to perpetually foreclose on Indigenous futures and erase Indigenous existence. the Cree word for constellation is a saskatoon berry bush in summertime the translation for policeman in Cree is mîci nisôkan, kohkôs the translation for genius in Cree is my kôhkom muttering in her sleep the Cree word for poetry is your four-year-old niece’s cracked lips spilling out broken syllables of nêhiyawêwin in between the gaps in her teeth

Pluviophile

Pluviophile
Author: Yusuf Saadi
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 0889713758
ISBN 13: 9780889713758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pluviophile Book Review:

Pluviophile veers through various poetic visions and traditions in search of the sacred within and beyond language. Its poems continually revitalize form, imagery and sonancy to reconsider the ways we value language, beauty and body. The collection houses sonnets and other shorter poems between larger, more meditative runes. One of these longer poems, “The Place Words Go to Die,” winner of The Malahat Review’s 2016 Far Horizons Award for Poetry, imagines an underworld where words are killed and reborn, shedding their signifiers like skin to re-enter a symbiotic relationship with the human, where “saxum [is] sacrificed and born again as saxifrage.” From here the poems shift to diverse locations, from Montreal to Kolkata, from the moon to the gates of heaven.

The Whole Singing Ocean

The Whole Singing Ocean
Author: Jessica Moore
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-17
ISBN 10: 0889713790
ISBN 13: 9780889713796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole Singing Ocean Book Review:

The Whole Singing Ocean is a poetic narrative that circles around the central story of a boy and a whale, and the 2013 investigation into the École en bateau, a French countercultural “boat school,” or school at sea, which was based not only on the ideals of the sixties, but also on twisted ideas about child psychology, the theories of Foucault and an abolition of the separation between adults and children. The narrative begins with a boat builder and his encounter with a whale when he was a student of the École en bateau himself, and moves on to explore threads of philosophy, memory and various kinds of destruction, fragmentation and wholeness. The text weaves in several voices and threads of rapture and horror, as it explores adventure, childhood, abuse and environmental degradation. This work becomes a self-conscious documentation of the boat builder’s story as it unfolds, and as the narrator learns more of what happened and uncovers echoes from her own life and family history. Her discoveries cause the narrative to take some unexpected, and at times resisted, turns. Themes of memory and trauma, reliability and unreliability, binaries and magic, and the question of how to hold two very different things at once, are at the heart of this book.

Looking for the Forest in the Trees

Looking for the Forest in the Trees
Author: Megan Roughley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 347
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:256758410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for the Forest in the Trees Book Review:

Murder at the Nightwood Bar

Murder at the Nightwood Bar
Author: Katherine V. Forrest
Publsiher: Spinsters Ink
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 1935226819
ISBN 13: 9781935226819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder at the Nightwood Bar Book Review:

Dory Quillin, nineteen-years old, her white-blonde hair ruffled by the gentle breezes of a June evening, lies dead in the parking lot of a lesbian bar. Her bewildered silver-blue eyes stare beseechingly into the mind and soul of the woman who kneels beside her: LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield. The investigation is far from a simple matter. Kate uncovers shocking facts about the brief life of the murdered young lesbian. She finds her road to the killer obstructed by Dory’s uncooperative, judgmental parents, the waning interest of her own partner, and most frustrating of all, the open hostility of women who should be her allies—the lesbians who frequent the Nightwood Bar. Kate’s emotional equilibrium is further disturbed by her powerful attraction to one of those women, the enigmatic Andrea Ross. Who killed Dory Quillin? And why? Accompany Kate Delafield on her electrifying, emotional journey to the answer, an answer you will never forget.

If I Were In A Cage I d Reach Out For You

If I Were In A Cage I d Reach Out For You
Author: Adèle Barclay
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN 10: 0889710767
ISBN 13: 9780889710764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Were In A Cage I d Reach Out For You Book Review:

If I Were In A Cage I’d Reach Out For You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of the intimate. Amidst the comings and goings, there’s a sincere desire to connect to others, an essential need to reach out, to redraft the narratives that make kinship radical and near. These poems are love letters to the uncomfortable, the unfathomable, and the altered geographies that define our own misshapen understandings of the world. "With a depth of feeling for places and their connecting joys and aches, these are beautifully written poems, vivid as the morning paper, bracing as moonshine." —David McGimpsey, author of Sitcom and Asbestos Heights

Djuna Barnes s Nightwood

Djuna Barnes s Nightwood
Author: Bonnie Roos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 1472533291
ISBN 13: 9781472533296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Djuna Barnes s Nightwood Book Review:

Ranging over depression-era politics, the failures of the League of Nations, popular journalism and the Modernist culture exemplified by such writers as James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, this is a comprehensive exploration of the historical contexts of Djuna Barnes's masterpiece, Nightwood. In Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: 'The World' and the Politics of Peace, Bonnie Roos reads Barnes's novel against the backdrop of Herbert Bayard Swope's popular New York newspaper The World to demonstrate the ways in which the novel wrestles with such contemporaneous issues as the Great Depression and its political fallout, the failures of the League of Nations and the collapse of peace between the two World Wars. Roos argues that Nightwood allegorizes the role of liberal newspapers - epitomised by the sensationalism of The World - in driving a US policy that hastened the arrival of war.

Lighthousekeeping

Lighthousekeeping
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307366618
ISBN 13: 9780307366610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lighthousekeeping Book Review:

Motherless and anchorless, red-headed Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, located at the isolated northwestern tip of Scotland. Pew teaches her to “man the light” but more importantly he tells her ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every life, not least those of the local inhabitants. One local, Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman who loved one woman but married another, opens like a map that Silver must follow. Caught in her own particular darknesses, she embarks on an Ulyssean sift through the stories we tell ourselves, stories of love and loss, of passion and regret, stories of unending journeys that move through places and times, and the bleak finality of the shores of betrayal. A story of mutability, of talking birds and stolen books, of Darwin and Stevenson and of the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, Lighthousekeeping is a way in to the rooms of our own that we secretly inhabit and the lighthouses we strive towards. Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation and this shows her at her lyrical best.