Archive for February, 2015

Blog #168: Virginia Woolf and Genetic Criticism

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Even if my field of vision is slightly blurry, genetic criticism has just swum into my ken. Supposedly genetic criticism focuses on the reconstruction and analysis of the writing process. Its concerns seem to be primarily textual, insofar as it looks at all the documents and [...]

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Blog #167: Anna Karenina and To the Lighthouse (Blog 5 of several plus 1)

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “there could be no doubt that for some reason or other our mothers had mismanaged their affairs very gravely” A Room of One’s Own Multiplicity again! Always multiplicity. I have been thinking about the many faces of Mrs. Ramsay; I have been thinking about Mrs. Ramsay [...]

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Blog #166: To the Lighthouse name dropping…Tansey for Tansley, and Sorel for Ibsen

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Multiplicity. So much depends on the choice of name. Meanings multiply, and I want to consolidate a few thoughts. In previous blogs I’ve noted how Virginia changed Tansey to Tansley and Sorel to Ibsen. I’ve also suggested reasons for those names and those changes. Tansey, I [...]

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Blog #165: “Paris” by Hope Mirrlees and To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Eiffel Calligramme by Guillaume Apollinaire I’ve just reread “Paris”, the Hope Mirrlees poem which Hogarth Press published in 1920. To Virginia, “Paris” was “a very obscure, indecent and brilliant poem.” She was deeply, physically familiar with the text, since she not only selected the poem for [...]

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