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  •  I like your "wicked confoozling". I don't think an (7+ / 0-)

    audiobook of Mrs. Dalloway would be so hard. Woolf finds this impossible balance, where she infuses her novel with so much craft and originality, yet still writes in lucid, easily disgestible pieces. I wish more geniuses would write books so pleasant to read.

    I can tell there are hidden depths of poetic meaning, and this extraordinary structure unlike any book I've read - but the story and the people in it are clear and accessible. Especially if you've read a lot of books, and have an artistic soul. And it'll be even easier if you have some background knowledge of London and its people, a century ago.

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

    by Brecht on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 04:08:52 PM PST

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