by R.C.

Yes, we who are full to the gorge with misery, should look well around, doubting everything seen, done, spoken, precisely because we have a word for it, and not its alchemy.

This is a quote from Dr Matthew O’Connor in Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood. It’s easily one of my favourite novels after studying it for my dissertation. I should be reviewing/analysing it next week, I’m not sure which yet.