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  •  "The most astonishing book ever!" Strong words. (3+ / 0-)

    I've got Mrs. Dalloway queued up, but I'll make sure I get to The Waves after that.

    She's also a very thoughtful, eloquent essayist. A collection of all her essays has recently come out, which I want to take a long swim in.

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

    by Brecht on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:42:00 AM PDT

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    •  OMG, Brecht: (1+ / 0-)
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      To repeat, it has been many years but I was reading a lot of Woolf at the time, and I thought The Waves was her best novel.

      The prose and the structure all seamlessly conveyed what (I perceived) she was trying to convey.

      I'll be interested to read what you think: but I think it's an experimental novel in which the experiment succeeded well beyond the novelist's expectations. (Or would have, anyway, if the novelist had been someone other than Virginia Woolf, who was, as we all know, a genius.)

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 12:00:52 AM PDT

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