|About the Book|
Nightwood is not only a classic of lesbian literature, but was also acknowledged by no less than T. S. Eliot as one of the great novels of the 20th century. Eliot admired Djuna Barnes rich, evocative language. Lesbian readers will admire the exquisite craftsmanship and Barnes penetrating insights into obsessive passion. Barnes told a friend that Nightwood was written with her own blood while it was still running. That flowing wound was the breakup of an eight-year relationship with the lesbian love of her life.