BOOKCLUB: Nightwood By Djuna Barnes

GUESTS: PHILLIP HERRING *Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison *Author, Djuna: The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes DOUGLAS MESSERLI *Bibliographer of Barnes' work *Poet, fiction writer & dramatist *Publisher of Sun & Moon Press and Green Integer Books. Talk of the Nations Book Club of the Air invites you to discover an often forgotten modernist classic. Djuna Barnes Nightwood is an evocative, haunting novel that seldom fails to elicit visceral reactions from readers First published in 1936, it was celebrated by such greats as T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and James Joyce, yet today it is seldom read outside of feminist literature classes. Nightwood tells the story of Robin Vote, a beautiful woman of ambiguous morality, and the men and women whose passion for her turns to self-destruction.

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