Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee – Dalloway Day 5

Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee – Dalloway Day 5

Hermione Lee, Virginia Woolf (Vintage: 1997, 9780099732518) Today my Dalloway Week Woolf fest comes to and end, and I’m giving Hermione Lee’s biography of Virginia Woolf the honour (ha! LOL. Snickering of all manner) of being the first non-fiction title posted to Absurd Reviews. Reading a Virginia Woolf biography, as with any writer or artist [...]

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 3 – A Passage

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 3 – A Passage

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925) Happy Dalloway Day, again, on this Wednesday in the middle of June. In England, a bit warm, as fresh as Clarissa’s morning in the book. Today I bring you a passage I hope you will enjoy. This is Clarissa Dalloway recalling being eighteen and in love with her friend Sally. [...]

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 2 – Plot and Style

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 2 – Plot and Style

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925) “If Woolf was better acquainted with profound sorrow than most, she was also, by some mysterious manifestation of will, better than almost anyone at conveying the pure joy of being alive. The quotidian pleasure of simply being present in the world.” – Michael Cunningham Mrs Dalloway follows Clarissa Dalloway as [...]