Archive for May, 2014

Blog #145: Concluding Cowper in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers To keep an earlier promise, I’m back to Cowper. This time I want to speculate about how and why Virginia opposes “The Castaway” to other poems in To the Lighthouse. When I was a child, our family used to gather nightly around the Advent wreath. Throughout [...]

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Blog 144: Howards End in To the Lighthouse (4 of 4)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Like Forster, Virginia was acutely aware of the importance and power of journalism. Her novels, essays, letters and diaries are full of references to The Times, usually critical, and she was very aware of how The Times shaped public opinion with regard to the war. In [...]

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