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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Djuna Barnes Narrator: Gemma Dawson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781515986638
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Nightwood, Djuna Barnes’s strange and sinuous tour de force novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe’s great cities, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna—a world in which the boundaries of class, religion, and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous. The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction—there is Guido Volkbein, the Wandering Jew and son of a self-proclaimed baron; Robin Vote, the American expatriate who marries him and then engages in a series of affairs, first with Nora Flood and then with Jenny Petherbridge, driving all of her lovers to distraction with her passion for wandering alone in the night; and there is Dr. Matthew-Mighty-Grain-of-Salt-Dante-O’Connor, a transvestite and ostensible gynecologist, whose digressive speeches brim with fury, keen insights, and surprising allusions. Barnes’s depiction of these characters and their relationships has made the novel a landmark of feminist and lesbian literature.

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About the Author

Djuna Barnes was an American writer known for Nightwood, a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature. She played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century English-language modernist writing and was one of the key figures in 1920s and 1930s bohemian Paris.

About the Narrator

Gemma Dawson is a classically trained British actress who was born and raised in London. She has narrated over sixty audiobooks and has also lent her voice to documentaries, television shows, commercials, and major motion pictures. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Gemma lives in New York City.