Archive for December, 2013

Blog #127: William Ritchie Sorley and To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Find me a name for Cynthia, good Beast, with all speed; and if it could have the same number of syllables, so much the better. I read every birth and death, shop sign, and tombstone, without success. letter to Vanessa Bell, Monday, August 10th, 1908 I’m [...]

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Blog #126: To the Lighthouse Guides Me to a Cowper Matremoir

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Insofar as my recent blogs have all focused on To the Lighthouse, this one is a digression of sorts. My primary purpose is to incorporate an early matremoir into my blogs. At the same time, however, there is still a To the Lighthouse connection or two [...]

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Blog #125: A Few of the Myriad Ways of Connecting Cowper’s “Castaway” to To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers The Castaway By William Cowper Obscurest night involv’d the sky, Th’ Atlantic billows roar’d, When such a destin’d wretch as I, Wash’d headlong from on board, Of friends, of hope, of all bereft, His floating home for ever left. No braver chief could Albion boast Than [...]

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Blog #124: The Peacock in the Woolf–Thomas Love Peacock and Virginia Woolf

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Thanks to Google, Thomas Love Peacock has just popped up, a Jack-in-the-box surprise, a Jack Horner plum surprise, a Clue surprise even. Peacock in the Woolf—who would have thunk? Even though I’d never read Peacock before, I should have spotted him sooner. Thinking back, it seems [...]

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Blog #123: To the Lighthouse by way of bears, fish, and Lycidas

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “Even if in dusky woods all blackened stumps are bears, sometimes a bear is not a stump.” Me I’m wrestling with Scott, Tennyson, Cowper and I’m being overwhelmed by words and ideas. Rather, I’m overwhelmed by my inability to find words which will allow my ideas [...]

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