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One feels, indeed, that for Dorothy Richardson, as sometimes for Virginia Woolf,
the world exists only to provide fodder, as it were, for the voracious sensibility of
her character. Of Pilgrimage it might be said that if one robbed Miriam of her ...
Mrs Woolf 's characters are abnormally aware of the moment as it passes, and
this very awareness gives it a remarkable ... Here Virginia Woolf is constantly
doing on a small scale what Proust did in A la Recherche du Temps Perdu.
For Virginia Woolf art alone can impose order on the flux of lives lived in time ; art
is her substitute for religion, and the artist's act of creation an equivalent of the
mystic's intuition. It is not quite accurate to speak of the stream of consciousness
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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