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  •  TS Eliot had good & interesting taste; also a (2+ / 0-)
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    quirky contrarian streak. I'm just getting into Nightwood - I haven't met the doctor, and the story hasn't sucked me in yet. But some of the sentences are so rich and allusive, they shine such brilliant weird insight, so fresh and unexpected.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 09:25:52 AM PST

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    •  Indeed, the title alone, I think, captures (3+ / 0-)
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      her elegance, her taste for prose worthy of being written, and spoken for that matter.

      And it is no wonder that William Faulkner himself quoted from Djuna Barnes in his novel Intruder in the Dust; he borrowed two lines from her poem "To the Dead Favourite of Liu Ch'e"--'The scattered tea goes with the leaves' and 'And every day a sunset dies.'

      More Barnes? ... if you insist

      (from) "To One in Another Mood"

      O dear beloved, shall I not go back
      From gazing on you always with wet eyes,
      And mournful kisses from these lips where lies
      More honey than your aloes?
      ....                 I lack
      The needed dull intoning of despair.
      Nor in me echoes your too somber mood,
      Nor is it in my heart.  Nor anywhere
      Within my flesh the very flesh you wooed.
      Then wherefore shall I loose my braided hair
      Hiding my eyes, pretending that I brood?

      The Democrats care about you after you're born. --Ed Schultz

      by micsimov on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 11:58:31 AM PST

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