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
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031832176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nightwood Book Review:

Nightwood is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys: her husband "Baron" Felix Volkbein and their child Guido, and the two women who love her, Nora Flood and Jenny Petherbridge. Commenting on them all is Doctor Matthew O'Connor, whose outlandish monologues elevate their romantic losses to the level of Elizabethan tragedy.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Djuna Barnes,Thomas Stearns Eliot
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1961
ISBN 10: 9780811200059
ISBN 13: 0811200051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nightwood Book Review:

The impassioned monologues of Doctor Dante O'Connor reveal the story of Robin Vote, a young American woman in interwar Paris, whose fate is the destruction of all who love her

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.

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.

Djuna Barnes's Nightwood

Djuna Barnes's Nightwood
Author: Bonnie Roos
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10: 1472529367
ISBN 13: 9781472529367
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.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Patricia Windsor
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 9780307497079
ISBN 13: 0307497070
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1125696027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nightwood Book Review:

In the Beggarly Style of Imitation

In the Beggarly Style of Imitation
Author: Jean Marc Ah-Sen
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 0889713731
ISBN 13: 9780889713734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Beggarly Style of Imitation Book Review:

Born on the twin backs of torpidity and obsession, In the Beggarly Style of Imitation is a voyage into the mind of one of the Canadian literary underground’s most unruly writers. Equal parts tribute to the historical genesis of the novel and the well-trodden subject of love, the exercises of imitation contained in this collection offer a brief survey through the illustrious forms and genres of literary expression: epistolary, aphorism, essay, picaresque, romance and satire culminate in a celebratory brand of fiction that proves with finality that imitation is truly the vilest form of flattery.

Nightwood

Nightwood
Author: Helen Dinn
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN 10: 9781467902267
ISBN 13: 1467902268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nightwood Book Review:

Nightwood - is a good old-fashioned, gothic, supernatural, horror-mystery set in the 1800's in England. Clarice Hart, hired as a governess, arrives at the ominous estate of Nightwood, where she confronts one eerie incident after another - from a strange meeting she witnesses between two of the servants on the night of her arrival, to a shocking death and madness. She is intrigued by a brooding woman she sees walking the cliffs by the sea and becomes privy to a bizarre secret hidden in one of the towers of the immense house. It seems as if almost all the residents of Nightwood carry a terrible, darkness within them. With each step she takes, Clarice draws nearer to not only the answers to Nightwood's sinister mysteries but into an intricate plan controlled by an ancient, supernatural evil.

Silence and Power

Silence and Power
Author: Mary Lynn Broe
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780809312559
ISBN 13: 0809312557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Silence and Power Book Review:

Roughly chronological, these essays explore Barnes' early work in the New York newspaper world of the 'teens, proceed through the 1954 publication of The Antiphon, and include several approaches to such works as Ryder, Ladies Almanack, and Nightwood. This judicious mix of essays—many of them illustrated by photographs and drawings—presents a comprehensive picture of the creative imagination of Djuna Barnes. Essayists include Mary Lynn Broe, Nancy J. Levine, Ann Larabee, Joan Retallack, Carolyn Allen, Carolyn Burke, Sheryl Stevenson, Marie Ponsot, Frances M. Doughty, Susan Sniader Lanser, Frann Michel, Karla Jay, Jane Marcus, Judith Lee, Julie L. Abraham, Meryl Altman, Lynda Curry, Louise A. DeSalvo, and Catharine Stimpson. Individuals sharing personal recollections of Barnes are Ruth Ford, James B. Scott, Alex Gildzen, Hank O'Neal, Chester Page, Andrew Field, and Frances McCullough. Janice Thom and Kevin Engel provide an updated bibliography. From The Book of Repulsive Women to The Antiphon, Barnes challenged old gender dichotomies as she shaped radical sociopolitical views. Her textual methods celebrated a multiplicity of voices, heterodox forms, and genres, transgressing those tenets of modernism that privilege the “high art” of a single, unified textual identity or a discrete discourse. These essays offer various critical approaches and sinuous readings of the full range of Barnes' achievement. Interwoven through the essays and reminiscences is a lively commentary from Barnes' friends and contemporaries as well as Barnes herself.

It Was Never Going to Be Okay

It Was Never Going to Be Okay
Author: Jaye Simpson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780889713826
ISBN 13: 0889713820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


It Was Never Going to Be Okay Book Review:

it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman. As a way to move from the linear timeline of healing and coming to terms with how trauma does not exist in subsequent happenings, it was never going to be okay tries to break down years of silence in simpson's debut collection of poetry: i am five my sisters are saying boy i do not know what the word means but-- i am bruised into knowing it: the blunt b, the hollowness of the o, the blade of y

Djuna Barnes' Consuming Fictions

Djuna Barnes' Consuming Fictions
Author: Diane Warren
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780754639206
ISBN 13: 0754639207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Djuna Barnes' Consuming Fictions Book Review:

Diane Warren argues that Barnes' writings were significant in their immediate early twentieth-century context, in which gender boundaries were being effectively redrawn, and continue to contribute to present-day debates on identity. By considering all of her major writings, Warren illuminates the danger of assessing individual texts, such as Barnes' best-known novel, Nightwood, in isolation.

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.

Surrealism, the Surrealist Novel, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood

Surrealism, the Surrealist Novel, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood
Author: Richard Arthur Schroeder
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:33811782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Surrealism, the Surrealist Novel, and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood Book Review:

Modes of the Psyche Mythe in Wuthering Heights and Nightwood

Modes of the Psyche Mythe in Wuthering Heights and Nightwood
Author: Nina Jane Davis Jones
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012257619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Modes of the Psyche Mythe in Wuthering Heights and Nightwood Book Review:

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

Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture

Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture
Author: Nancy Bombaci
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780820478326
ISBN 13: 0820478326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture Book Review:

Freaks in Late Modernist American Culture explores the emergence of what Nancy Bombaci terms «late modernist freakish aesthetics» - a creative fusion of «high» and «low» themes and forms in relation to distorted bodies. Literary and cinematic texts about «freaks» by Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers subvert and reinvent modern progress narratives in order to challenge high modernist literary and social ideologies. These works are marked by an acceptance of the disteleology, anarchy, and degeneration that racist discourses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries associated with racial and ethnic outsiders, particularly Jews. In a period of American culture beset with increasing pressures for social and political conformity and with the threat of fascism from Europe, these late modernist narratives about «freaks» defy oppressive norms and values as they search for an anarchic and transformational creativity.

Insane Passions

Insane Passions
Author: Christine Coffman
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780819568199
ISBN 13: 0819568198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Insane Passions Book Review:

In France in 1933, two sisters, presumed to be lovers, murdered the women who employed them as maids. Known as “the Papin affair,” the incident inspired not only Jean Genet's 1947 The Maids but also an essay by Jacques Lacan that presents the sisters' crime as fueled by a narcissistic, homosexual drive that culminated in the assault. In this new investigation of the roots of the twentieth-century myth of the lesbian-as-madwoman, Christine Coffman argues that the female psychotic was the privileged object of Lacan’s effort to derive a revolutionary theory of subjectivity from the study of mental illness. Examining Lacan's early writings, French surrealism, Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood, and H.D.’s homoerotic fiction in light of feminist and queer theory, Insane Passions argues that the psychotic woman that fascinates modernist writers returns with a murderous vengeance in a number of late twentieth-century films—including Basic Instinct, Sister My Sister, Single White Female, and Murderous Maids. Marking the limit of social acceptability, the “psychotic lesbian” repeatedly appears as the screen onto which the violence and madness of twentieth-century life are projected.

Selected Works

Selected Works
Author: Djuna Barnes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:869419842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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