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Virginia Woolf - Works

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1Caroline_McElwee
Edited: Oct 23, 2009, 6:43am



I have given Virginia two openning threads as, being perceived as one of the main members, there is always plenty to discuss.

Painting on the cover: Charleston by Vanessa Bell (Photograph Caroline J McElwee)

2mmignano11
Nov 18, 2009, 12:47pm

I think that I have this book and I am going to try to find it and keep it by my bed for perusing when I feel like a change from what I may be reading at the moment. Sometimes I end up changing books altogether. Thanks for reminding me. When I was in college I was given an assignment to write a story using the style of a writer we admired and I used Woolf's style of using a literary device to set off emotional reactions to the reading. Also, the device works to bring the reader into the scene more. Ex- I used sound-exaggerating it-to express the main character's deep sorrow at the loss of a loved one. My professors suggested I enter it in a competition we had at the time, and they created an award so that I could be recognized for my contribution. I got the Honorable Mention. I was very proud of it because they could just have said-good job-instead they saw to it that I was recognized for the attempt. David Huddle was the judge. It was my homage to V. Woolf.

3Caroline_McElwee
Nov 19, 2009, 6:39am

>> 2 - Congratulations on having your efforts rewarded mmignano11. Its not an easy style to get right I would imagine. I really enjoyed this volume. I am slowly working my way through the complete diaries, vol 2 lays in wait for me over xmas.

4tiffin
Nov 19, 2009, 10:58pm

mmignano11, that sounds like a wonderful idea. I was really struck by this in my recent reread of Mrs. Dalloway. I would have been proud of such an accomplishment too.