chapter  3
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T. S. Eliot’s Professional Association with Djuna Barnes: The Publication of Nightwood

T. S. Eliot’s editorial work on Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood1 can appear marginal in comparison with Emily Holmes Coleman’s three-year struggle to reshape the text for publication, and yet Nightwood might have not been published without him. It was due to Eliot’s recommendation of the manuscript in his capacity as the senior editor at Faber and Faber that the editorial board decided to consider it for publication. Secondly, T. S. Eliot’s editing ensured that Faber & Faber published Nightwood in 1936.