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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Feb 28, 2019 01:27PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Nightwood, Djuna Barnes, 1937, United States, NOVEL

"Written in convoluted and poetic language, Nightwood is an obsessive romance illuminating the demonic and destructive aspects of love...Throughout the book, Djuna Barnes interjects monologues from Dr. Matthew O'Connor, a gender-bending character whose words illuminate the storyline and provide a cohesive understanding of the plot..."

(H.D., p. 359)

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I am submitting my review for this work: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

message 4: by Aubrey (last edited Jul 30, 2014 04:56PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Thanks for your review, Paul. It has been inputted above.

Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments Hmm I didn't enjoy the book... my review is maybe not appropriate to share here. Anyway here it is!

message 6: by Aubrey (last edited Jun 18, 2015 03:07PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments All ratings of reviews are welcome, Zanna. The purpose of this group is not to babysit the books.

Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments Indeed, I just feel it may have been more my fault than the book's. But thank you!

message 8: by Aubrey (last edited Jun 19, 2015 10:54AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments One can learn a great deal from the divide between when popular demand states the fault is the book's and when it is the reader's.

Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments Very true

message 10: by Neal (new) - rated it 5 stars

Neal Adolph (neal_adolph) | 16 comments A beautiful book, which I have had the good fortune of recently reading for the first time. That said, I had to reread so much of it to make sense of it - the prose is remarkable both for its style and for its density - that I can almost say that I have reread it. Entire chapters were read more than once, more than twice, because the text demanded it and because my underdeveloped mind had no space for the lessons they contained upon first reading.

Brilliant and beautiful.


Sentimental Surrealist (sentimentalsurrealist) | 9 comments https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Been waiting for a chance to put this up!

Kathleen | 246 comments This one is so unique! Here's my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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