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To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf | Virginia Woolf
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To the Lighthouse (5 May 1927) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. A landmark novel of high modernism, the text, centering on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920, skillfully manipulates temporality and psychological exploration. To the Lighthouse follows and extends the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, where the plot is secondary to philosophical introspection, and the prose can be winding and hard to follow. The novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. The novel recalls the power of childhood emotions and highlights the impermanence of adult relationships. One of the book's several themes is the ubiquity of transience.
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Believe it or not, I have never read this!

akckitty Me neither but sounds like a good one! Enjoy! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your porch!! ❤️ 1w
ephemeralwaltz What a beautiful edition! 1w
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kspenmoll @akckitty @ephemeralwaltz Thank you both. Maybe I needed to wait this long to it so I appreciate the novel more deeply. I am a big believer in that books call to me at the right time. 1w
kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Misty, its literally the best “room” of the house! Wish you lived closer; it would be fun to have you over for coffee, tea, beer, wine etc. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll I wish I did too!!! 💞💞 1w
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I finished this last night and then spent today thinking about the experience. It feels so personal, something I can't easily describe
I read this in college years ago, and I know I liked it, or I liked that I could understand a 'difficult' novel. But reading it now, I felt it. On nearly every page, something spoke, or jangled, or stirred me. It feels like mine now, a book I'll return to again and again.
Thanks for reading with me @sarahbarnes

Leftcoastzen Oh yes! I haven‘t read this in a long time , I remember having similar feelings. 1mo
batsy Perfectly put! I read it the first time for a Modernism class in college and appreciated it, but when I read it straight through the second time some time after I felt that stirring, that jangling ... an intense connection. 1mo
BarbaraBB So I should probably give it a second go too... great review! 1mo
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TrishB Now feeling the need to read! 1mo
LeahBergen Nice review! 1mo
rretzler I tried years ago but just couldn‘t get into it. I recently purchased the audiobook on sale thinking that I needed to try it again. 1mo
merelybookish @Leftcoastzen It truly is a masterpiece! 1mo
merelybookish @batsy Thanks for that! I appreciate that you understand. It almost felt spiritual, which sounds a bit weird when talking about reading a novel. 🙂 1mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanks! Yes I think it's worth trying again! This time I appreciated what she managed.to do stylistically and what she was trying to convey! 1mo
merelybookish @TrishB @rretzler It really is beautiful! So I say yes, give it a go! 1mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Thank you! 😘 1mo
readordierachel Sounds like a lovely experience 💕 1mo
sarahbarnes So well-said!! I‘m nearly finished with it and am sad to see it end. Re-reading it now has been such a poignant experience for me in many ways. 1mo
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Virgina Woolf's describing emotional labour in 1927.
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saresmoore Oh, wow. I love this. 2mo
sarahbarnes Yes!! Wow. 2mo
merelybookish @saresmoore @sarahbarnes It's pretty cool! She was describing something we've only just found a name for. 2mo
sarahbarnes Clearly it‘s a long-standing tradition. 😂 2mo
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