Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

"Nightwood" is a modernist novel that explores the complex relationships and sexuality of a group of Americans and Europeans living in Paris in the 1920s. The story primarily revolves around the tumultuous love affair between two women, one of whom is a married aristocrat. The narrative, known for its poetic and dense language, delves deep into the characters' psyches, exploring themes of identity, gender, and desire. The novel is also notable for its frank and groundbreaking depiction of homosexuality and transgender issues.

The 292nd greatest book of all time


Published
1936
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
160-200
Words
50,000
Original Language
English