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Friday, April 07, 2006

Mrs Dalloway, 30 Years Later

Jacob Stockinger of The Capital Times revisits Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway after 30 years and discovers that it's "a tough-minded text by a strong, perceptive and opinionated woman who gives the English world perhaps its best literary depiction of the Great War." Finally, he's moved enough to comment: "Through her words we do indeed see the world and the little things in it - not just the 'big' manly things of so much previous literature - differently. Woolf stressed the primacy of personal scale, and her revolutionary vision becomes ours, allowing our own day-to-day lives to become the stuff of great literature."


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