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Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
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Dec 01, 2007

it was ok

Attention lesbians: Don't marry a Jewish guy pretending to be an Austrian Duke, have a son, and ignore them both to run off to America with a much older, neurotic sugar mama. That PSA aside, I have to say this is the longest 170 pages I've ever read. There are, for example, whole chapters born out of a character asking, "What is the nature of night?" (This was answered by a gay socialite fake doctor.) It's one of those books people call "poetic."

Lest I forget to spoil the ending for you, the lesbian gets in a fight with her former lover's dog ... at church. And it's kind of erotic, if I'm reading it right.
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December 1, 2007 – Shelved
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June 9, 2008 – Finished Reading

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Aprylle LOL! My sentiments exactly.

Read_instead I agree! I found this a fairly painful read for such a tiny book.

Jonathan Thank you

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