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Eliot’s Introduction to ‘Nightwood’


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On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 12:31 AM Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Or one could read* Nightwood. *
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> It is true that Eliot published it when others would not. But it is a
> complicated story, if one reads her text with Eliot's cuts and revisions.
> There is a pattern to quite a lot of his cuts in which Dr.
> Matthew-Mighty-grain-of-salt-Dante-O'Connor is in scenes of public
> humiliation. Eliot altered the text with his cuts; even so it remains
> complex and often perverse.
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> The book remains brilliant and difficult. I think the modernist genius
> goes to Barnes.
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> Barnes later asked Eliot to write an introduction to her next book, and
> she felt betrayed by his rather dismissive one, which he would not alter.
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> I assume the original is still at U Maryland, where it was when I read it
> a long time ago.
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> On Sun, Jun 2, 2019 at 9:56 PM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> From Fifth Avenue Up
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>> By Djuna Barnes
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>> http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/5FD794A9A5EBDB37/27970DD695E656932C69F821C9DCC086
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>> One can surmise the extent of modernist revolution Eliot had wrought
>> publishing her Nightwood.
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