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Pilgrimage: Pointed Roofs | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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"The first of the Pilgrimage novels, Pointed Roofs (1915) was the first complete stream of consciousness novel in English."--Back cover.
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Liz_M
Pilgrimage: Pointed Roofs | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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Finished Judith Hearne in time for a lively discussion. Also finished Dawn's Left Hand in Pilgrimage and have started Clear Horizon. Spiders Nests is up soon.

And, as always, Anniversaries continues.

vivastory Look forward to your thoughts on Spiders Nest. It's interesting early calvino, I definitely prefer his later work but I still think about it somewhat regularly 2mo
Liz_M @vivastory That is a good recommendation! ☺ 2mo
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JenniferP
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I did it. I read all 2110 pages of this neglected classic. Is it perfect, no. But it is a groundbreaking novel that, even written a hundred years ago, still feels unique and special. I highly recommend reading through The Tunnel, the fourth volume of 13. It will give you a full idea of Richardson‘s talent. I will miss spending time with Miriam. #1001books

Ruthiella Interesting! How did you find this author? 2mo
JenniferP @Ruthiella I read from the 1001 books to read before you die list, on which it is included. I also have gotten interested in the Virago Modern Classics publications. Through groups on LibraryThing, I encountered this book and decided to give it a try with a group read on LT 2mo
Liz_M Congratulations! I took a long break before Oberland and came back to it, finding that almost-stand-alone volume to be thoroughly delightful. 2mo
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BarbaraBB You did it again! Congratulations! What will your big read be next year? 2mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB I think I need a “big project“ break! Not planning anything for 2020 that will span the whole year.
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Leftcoastzen Wow, Viragos !❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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LisaMorr
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The thirteen novels that make up Pilgrimage (Dorothy Richardson called them chapters) are one of the earliest English stream of consciousness novels. Richardson wanted to exemplify the female experience in a novel. Found this quote interesting in light of the above:
What a hopeless thing a man‘s consciousness was. How awful to have nothing but a man‘s consciousness.

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Liz_M
Pointed Roofs | Dorothy Richardson
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While probably not representative of a rural German town in the early 20th century, I do love these Brooklyn houses with their pointed roofs.

I read the first book in this volume in small pieces before bed and now need to re-read it to make more sense out of it.

Liz_M #ATY2019 #29 Published before 1950 11mo
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BookwormM
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Credited as the first stream of consciousness novel.

I am not fond of stream of consciousness writing and to me this felt more like a “normal” novel a saga about the life of a woman at the turn of the 18/1900s.

Reading the authors biography here it sounds like the series of books will be autobiographical and I am intrigued to see if that is the case.

This book covers 4 months of the protagonist‘s life.

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