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Second American edition published by New Directions, 1946. First published as New Directions Paperbook 98 in 1961. ... Nightwood / Djuna Barnes; preface by Jeanette Winterson ; introduction by T.S. Eliot. p. cm. -- (New Directions ...

Author: Djuna Barnes

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811221436

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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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 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 Dr. Matthew-Mighty-Grain-of-Salt-Dante-O'Connor, a transvestite and ostensible gynecologist, whose digressive speeches brim with fury, keen insights, and surprising allusions. Barnes' depiction of these characters and their relationships (Nora says, "A man is another persona 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 literature. Most 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." Now with a new preface by Jeanette Winterson, Nightwood still crackles with the same electric charge it had on its first publication in 1936.
2006-09-26 By Djuna Barnes

All quotations from Nightwood will be taken from the 1937 version ( the New Directions edition ) , unless otherwise noted as from the 1995 Dalkey Archive edition of Nightwood : The Original Version and Related Drafts , ed.

Author: Ed Madden

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838639372

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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"This book argues for the emergence of a Tiresian poetics at the end of the nineteenth century. As Victorian andmodernist writers reimagined Ovid's tale of sex change and sexual judgment, they also created a poetics that grounded artistic or perfonnative power in figures of sexual difference - most often a feminized, often homosexual malebody, which this study links to the developing discourses of homosexuality and sexual identity."--BOOK JACKET.
2008 By Ed Madden

For Barnes and her main character Nora , then , Nightwood is ostensibly a work of mourning over a lost love . ... splendid new edition , one of the titles Barnes originally considered for Nightwood is “ Anatomy of the Night ” ( viii ) .

Author: Christian Riegel

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888644213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Presents a literary historical perspective on mourning, tracing examples of mourning in literary works. This book offers a chronological examination of the concept of the work of mourning in specific literary and historical contexts.
2005-02-15 By Christian Riegel

Barnes, Djuna, Nightwood (New York: A New Directions Book, 1937). Bendiner, Elmer, A Time for Angels: A ... Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness, Norton Critical Edition, 4th edn, Paul B. Armstrong (ed.) (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, ...

Author: Bonnie Roos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472529367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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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.
2014-06-19 By Bonnie Roos

Virginia Woolf , Orlando : A Biography ( New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1956 ( 1928 ] ) ; Djuna Barnes , Nightwood ( New York : New Directions , 1961 [ 1937 ] ) ; Radclyffe Hall , The Well of Loneliness ( New York : Coucici ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000458084

Category: Social Science

Page: 7712

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Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With titles ranging from The Liberation of Women to Feminists and State Welfare, from Married to the Job to Julia Kristeva, this set provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources from the diverse field of gender studies.
2021-04-28 By Various

Samuel Beckett , Hfot ( New York : Grove Press , 1953 ) , 156 . 76. ... For all other references to Nightwood , I cite the new corrected edition : Djuna Barnes , Nightwood : The Original Version and Related Drafts , ed .

Author: Tyrus Miller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520921992

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Tyrus Miller breaks new ground in this study of early twentieth-century literary and artistic culture. Whereas modernism studies have generally concentrated on the vital early phases of the modernist revolt, Miller focuses on the turbulent later years of the 1920s and 1930s, tracking the dissolution of modernism in the interwar years. In the post-World War I reconstruction and the worldwide crisis that followed, Miller argues, new technological media and the social forces of mass politics opened fault lines in individual and collective experience, undermining the cultural bases of the modernist movement. He shows how late modernists attempted to discover ways of occupying this new and often dangerous cultural space. In doing so they laid bare the ruin of the modernist aesthetic at the same time as they transcended its limits. In his wide-ranging theoretical and historical discussion, Miller relates developments in literary culture to tendencies in the visual arts, cultural and political criticism, mass culture, and social history. He excavates Wyndham Lewis's hidden borrowings from Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer; situates Djuna Barnes between the imagery of haute couture and the intellectualism of Duchamp; uncovers Beckett's affinities with Giacometti's surrealist sculptures and the Bolshevik clowns Bim-Bom; and considers Mina Loy as both visionary writer and designer of decorative lampshades. Miller's lively and engaging readings of culture in this turbulent period reveal its surprising anticipation of our own postmodernity.
1999-02-25 By Tyrus Miller

Nightwood, New Introduction by Jeanette Winterson, with a Preface by T.S. Eliot (London: Faber and Faber, 2007 [1936]). ... Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (London: Verso, 1991; revised second edition).

Author: Daniela Caselli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351928335

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In her compelling reexamination of Djuna Barnes's work, Daniela Caselli raises timely questions about Barnes, biography and feminist criticism, identity and authority, and modernist canon formation. Through close readings of Barnes's manuscripts, correspondence, critically acclaimed and little-known texts, Caselli tackles one of the central unacknowledged issues in Barnes: intertextuality. She shows how throughout Barnes's corpus the repetition of texts, by other authors (from Blake to Middleton) and by Barnes herself, forces us to rethink the relationship between authority and gender and the reasons for her marginal place within modernism. All her texts, linked as they are by correspondences and permutations, wage a war against the common sense of the straight mind. Caselli begins by analyzing how literary criticism has shaped our perceptions of Barnes, showing how the various personae assigned to Barnes are challenged when the right questions are posed: Why is Barnes such a famous author when many of her texts remain unread, even by critics? Why has criticism reduced Barnes's work to biographical speculations? How can Barnes's hybrid, eccentric, and unconventional corpus be read as part of literary modernism when it often seems to sever itself from it? How can an oeuvre reject the labels of feminist and lesbian literature, whilst nevertheless holding at its centre the relationships between language, sexuality, and the real? How can Barnes's work help us to rethink the relation between simplicity and difficulty within literary modernism? Caselli concludes by arguing that Barnes's complex and bewildering work is committed to a high modernist notion of art as a supremely difficult undertaking whilst refusing to conform to standards of modernist acceptability.
2016-12-05 By Daniela Caselli

4 Djuna Barnes , Nightwood : The Original Version and Related Drafts , ed . ... In My Case It has Only Been Painful and Nasty ' : Djuna Barnes 1978-1981 , An Informal Memoir ( New York : Paragon House , 1990 ) , 72. Plumb's version is ...

Author: Clare L. Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199244103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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Clare L. Taylor investigates the problematic question of female fetishism within modernist women's writing, 1890-1950. Drawing on gender and psychoanalytic theory, she re-examines the works of Sarah Grand, Radclyffe Hall, H.D., Djuna Barnes, and Anaïs Nin in the context of clinical discourses of sexology and psychoanalysis to present an alternative theory of female fetishism, challenging the clinical perspective that denies the existence of the perversion in women. Theauthor identifies a distinctive writing practice: fetishism, as envisioned by modernist women writers, is both sexual and textual. She shows how these writers produce a discourse that speaks of the very literariness of fetishism, bringing to the fore questions of gendered embodiment, women's writing, andsexual difference, and demonstrating how the cross-gendered woman as both the subject and the object of desire lies at the centre of this discourse.
2003 By Clare L. Taylor

Reprints , St. Martin's Press , 1979 , 1981 ; Elmwood Park , 111 .: Dalkey Archive Press , 1990 . A Night Among the Horses . New York : Boni & Liveright , 1929. ( A new edition of A Book with three stories added . ) Nightwood .

Author: Djuna Barnes

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299212343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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This collection of many unpublished works of American writer Djuna Barnes is accompanied by her autobiographical notes which describe the expatriate scene in Paris during the 1920s, including her interactions with James Joyce and Gertrude Stein and her intimate recollections of T.S. Eliot.
2005 By Djuna Barnes

This period of conjecture culminated in Cheryl J. Plumb's edition of a revised Nightwood, which detailed all the ... Plumb's new edition clarified many aspects of the editing ofNightwood, a form of revision metonymically signalled by ...

Author: Natalya Lusty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139916172

Category: Literary Criticism


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Modernism and Masculinity investigates the varied dimensions and manifestations of masculinity in the modernist period. Thirteen essays from leading scholars reframe critical trends in modernist studies by examining distinctive features of modernist literary and cultural work through the lens of masculinity and male privilege. The volume attends to masculinity as an unstable horizon of gendered ideologies, subjectivities and representational practices, allowing for fresh interdisciplinary treatments of celebrated and lesser-known authors, artists and theorists such as D. H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, Henry Roth, Theodor Adorno and Paul Robeson as well as modernist avant-garde movements such as vorticism, surrealism and futurism. As diverse as the masculinities that were played out across the early twentieth century, the approaches and arguments featured in this collection will appeal especially to scholars and students of modernist literature and culture, gender studies and English literature more broadly.
2014-03-31 By Natalya Lusty