Archive for February, 2017

Blog #197: George Meredith and Virginia Woolf: The Lark Ascending To the Lighthouse

TweetThe Lark Ascending He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound Of many links without a break, In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake, All intervolv’d and spreading wide, Like water-dimples down a tide Where ripple ripple overcurls And eddy into eddy whirls; A press of hurried notes that run So [...]

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Blog #196: Meredith’s “Modern Love” As Macbeth Source For To the Lighthouse

Tweet“And that, perhaps, is not the least merit of such a book as this. It shows us the wrong side of the carpet and, fascinating though the wrong side of things always is, it is also a little crude, and ultimately breeds a keener desire than we were conscious of before to look upon the [...]

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Blog #195: More Meredith Anchor Points in To the Lighthouse

TweetFiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible; Shakespeare’s plays, for instance, seem to hang there complete by themselves. But when the web is pulled askew, hooked up at the edge, torn in the middle, one remembers [...]

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