Nightwood

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$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
182
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.06 X 0.51 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811216715
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About the Author

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, and worked as a journalist in New York before leaving the country to spend many years in Paris and London. She returned to New York in 1941, and lived in Greenwich Village until her death.
Born in Manchester, England, Jeanette Winterson is the author of seventeen books, including the national bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and The Passion. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Stonewall Award.
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) was one of the fathers of modernism and a defining voice in English-language poetry. He is the author of some of the best known poems in the English language, including The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets. The leading poet of the modernist avant-garde, Eliot radically reimagined the possibilities for literature in the twentieth century and beyond, and was also renowned as a playwright and as a literary and social critic. Eliot's books of criticism include The Sacred Wood, while his theatrical works include Murder in the Cathedral. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

Reviews

A masterpiece of modernism.
One of the great masterworks of twentieth-century fiction.
A novel of extraordinary and appalling force...a kind of symbol of sinister magnificence.
What I would leave the reader prepared to find is the great achievement of of a style, the beauty of phrasing, the brilliant of wit and characterization and a quality of horror and doom very nearly related to that of Elizabethan tragedy.--T. S. Eliot
One of the greatest books of the twentieth century.--William S. Burroughs
Nightwood is itself. It is its own created world, exotic and strange, and reading it is like drinking wine with a pearl dissolving in the glass. You have taken in more than you know, and it will go on doing its work. From now on a part of your is pearl-lined.--Jeanette Winterson