Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
Faber & Faber 2015-04-02
Soft Cover, 156 pages
Nightwood is a 1936 novel by Djuna Barnes that was first published in London by Faber and Faber. It is one of the early prominent novels to portray explicit homosexuality between women, and as such can be considered lesbian literature. It is also notable for its intense, gothic prose style.
Nightwood tells the stories of the love-lives of a group of Americans and Europeans in Paris in the 1920s - an exotic, night-time underworld, eccentric, seedy and beautiful. One of the earliest novels to explicitly portray homosexuality, the influence of Djuna Barnes's novel has been, and continues to be, exceptional.