Archive for the ‘Virginia Woolf’ Category

Books continue each other, in spite of our habit of judging them separately

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
books forever

I took down one of them at random. It stood at the very end of the shelf, was called LIFE’S ADVENTURE, or some such title, by Mary Carmichael, and was published in this very month of October. It seems to be her first book, I said to myself, but one must…

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When a subject is highly controversial – and any question about sex is that – one cannot hope to tell the truth

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Barbie adventure

One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one’s audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the…

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Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.

Sunday, April 4th, 2010
waves

But on the other hand here I am sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for lack of the right rhythm. Now this is very profound, what rhythm is, and goes far deeper than…

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