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Djuna Barnes - Nightwood

Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood is a nocturnal novel, shaped by the strange shiftings of the night. Its characters are outsiders who come together in the dream-like logic of the novel as they share desires and frustrations. 287 more words

Reading

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

If you follow the most difficult to read books, you will most likely meet Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood. It does, indeed, have demanding prose. As for its “narcotic quality” that… 870 more words

Novels

The curve of joy...

The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.
Our bones ache only while the flesh is on them.

– Djuna Barnes, Nightwood
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Quotes

I talk too much...

I talk too much because I have been made so miserable by what you are keeping hushed. – from Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

Writing

the skull's worm eaten library pt. 2.

(6) Nightwood, Djuna Barnes. Read at 20-21 yrs. I was assigned to read this in college for a Modernist Lit course and was immediately told by the professor (the formidable Louis Chude-Sokei) that almost everyone would despise it. 1,744 more words