Archive for August, 2014

Blog #151: Planting a Gopnik Reference in a Description of My Visit to the Wazzu Woolf Library

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers I do not know whether pilgrimages to the shrines of famous men ought not to be condemned as sentimental journeys. It is better to read Carlyle in your own study chair than to visit the sound-proof room and pore over the manuscripts at Chelsea. I should [...]

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Blog #150: Virginia Woolf and the Crimean War

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Physically and mentally I’m dashing madly off in all directions. Physically, because Margo and I leave for Pullman, Washington, and the Leonard and Virginia Woolf Library tomorrow morning. Mentally, because instead of tunneling Proust or Tolstoy, today I will be hastily pointing out traces of the [...]

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Blog #149: Detecting a Distant Turgenev Tunnel in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers To get ready for my Anna Karenina explorations, I’ve been reading Roberta Rubenstein’s Virginia Woolf and the Russian Point of View. In my browsing last night, I came across Virginia’s notes on Turgenev, the notes she used to write “The Novels of Turgenev” (1933). What struck [...]

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Blog #148: Virgil’s The Georgics in Virginia’s To the Lighthouse (2 of 3)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers In ‘”Time Passes’: Virginia Woolf’s Virgilian passage to the future past masterpieces: A la recherche du temps perdu and To the Lighthouse“, Margaret Tudeau-Clayton convincingly demonstrates the depth of Virginia’s engagement with Virgil and The Georgics. As part of her argument, Tudeau-Clayton draws attention to Virginia’s [...]

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