Archive for March, 2014

Blog # 140: The Odyssey in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “What interests me in the last stage was the freedom and boldness with which my imagination picked up, used and tossed aside all the images, symbols which I had prepared. I am sure that this is the right way of using them – not in set [...]

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Blog #139: Today we have the naming of names in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers 2) Mr. Ramsay. A name spelled with an e instead of an a would sound the same. Virginia’s playfulness and her allusive use of names could easily have led her to change an e to an a, a twenty-one year old Georgian into a sixty-some year [...]

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Blog #138: Heart of Darkness in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “To possess a fuller account of the processes which have produced some notable books we should be willing to offer their distinguished authors liberal terms in the shape of our gratitude, or, if it suited them better, promise to forgo a chapter here, a volume there, [...]

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Blog #137: Erlichte: On Seeing Sir William Ramsay and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE (1852–1916) was a Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 “in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air” (along with Lord Rayleigh who received [...]

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Blog #136: More Macbeth and some De Quincey in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Now apply this to the case in Macbeth. Here, as I have said, the retiring of the human heart, and the entrance of the fiendish heart was to be expressed and made sensible. Another world has stept in; and the murderers are taken out of the [...]

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