Score: 3.5
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Nightwood (New Edition)


  • Author: Djuna Barnes
  • Release Date : 2006-09-26
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 691438 Bytes


The fiery and enigmatic masterpiece—one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era.Nightwood, Djuna Barnes' strange and sinuous tour de force, "belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch" (Times Literary Supplement). 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...

Murder at the Nightwood Bar


  • Author: Katherine V. Forrest
  • Release Date : 2011-10-15
  • Genre: Gay
  • File Size: 667281 Bytes


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 ...

Nightwood
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Nightwood


  • Author : Djuna Barnes
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0811216713


Nightwood Book Description :

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

Nightwood

Nightwood


  • Author : Djuna Barnes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031832176


Nightwood Book Description :

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....

The Nightwood
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Nightwood


  • Author : Robin Muller
  • Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770492097


The Nightwood Book Description :

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....

Nightwood Theatre

Nightwood Theatre


  • Author : Shelley Scott
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781897425558


Nightwood Theatre Book Description :

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
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472529367


Djuna Barnes s Nightwood Book Description :

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 ne...

Nightwood
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Nightwood


  • Author : Patricia Windsor
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307497070


Nightwood Book Description :

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 h...

Djuna Barnes s Nightwood and Transgender Epistemologies in the Biopolitical State

Djuna Barnes s Nightwood and Transgender Epistemologies in the Biopolitical State


  • Author : Aleta Frances Gruenewald
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:922952044


Djuna Barnes s Nightwood and Transgender Epistemologies in the Biopolitical State Book Description :

This thesis examines why contemporary transgender populations in democratic states fail to see the benefits of social rights legislation. I use Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer to explain how transgender people have become encamped in the margins of the contemporary biopolitical world in such a way as the rule of law does not apply to them. This encampment is especially severe for those who defy our current way of understanding transgender identity. I trace transgender back to its inter-war origins in order to establish how medicalized discourses have created the narrow contemporary definition. I use Djuna Barnes's Nightwood, which details the lives of non-passing inverts in the "night-world" of interwar Europe, to trace an alternate history of transgend...

Nightwood

Nightwood


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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1125696027


Nightwood Book Description :

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Silence and Power

Silence and Power


  • Author : Mary Lynn Broe
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0809312557


Silence and Power Book Description :

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 per...

Nightwood

Nightwood


  • Author : Helen Dinn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011-11-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1467902268


Nightwood Book Description :

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 contr...