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The Waves (Wordsworth Classics) (original 1931; edition 2000)

by Virginia Woolf

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Title:The Waves (Wordsworth Classics)
Authors:Virginia Woolf
Info:Wordsworth Editions Ltd (2000), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 192 pages
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The Waves by Virginia Woolf (1931)

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Not my favourite, I got confused by the absence of chapters/ the mention of chapters. Several people talking in I, from time to time I couldn't figure out who did the talking at a certain point. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | May 27, 2019 |
3.5 ( )
  DanielSTJ | May 5, 2019 |
Considerada una de las mejores novelas del s.XX, Virginia Wolf firma una de sus obras más hermosas, originales e intensas, siendo fiel a su literatura más dulce, femenina e íntima, pero con diferente estilo, con diferente forma. De la mano de seis protagonistas, la escritora nos acerca seis monólogos interiores escritos en prosa poética, mediante los que se nos narra la vida (los sentimientos de esa vida) de unos jóvenes que buscan la hermosura y el alivio en el batir incesante de las olas.

Y es que no es más que un viaje alegórico, un grito a la desesperanza, una constante desazón en el pecho al comprobar que las metas no se pueden alcanzar, y no queda más remedio que resignarse. En el que la muerte azota sin piedad a esta pandilla de amigos, casi una familia, y roba los colores de su existencia que se convierte en un río gris que tiñe de oscuridad todo a su paso. Todo completamente embutido en el aturdimiento persistente, en una existencia alejada del mundo físico, el mundo terrenal, en una existencia más metafísica, más espiritual, más humana. Simplemente, una visión literaria plenamente nueva, renovada, plenamente Wolf.

Las descripciones de los paisajes y de la naturaleza son como una envidia del ser humano hacia la libertad y absoluta felicidad de los campos de maíz, de los árboles que proyectan la sombra sobre el fresco terreno. El cielo inmensamente azul, aquel que se refleja en esas olas, tan temida, tan odiadas. Aquellas que baten en esos precipicios contemplados de su altura, con terror de su mortal posibilidad, con hipnosis hacia la gravedad de su melodía. Las olas, las olas que son el latido de esos seis corazones jóvenes, pero que envejecen sin remedio. Una madre, un escritor, un trabajador, un hombre solo, una mujer sola... la eternidad adyacente en su mortalidad inexcusable.

Sencillamente, oro. Sencillamente, pura hermosura. ( )
  MiriamBeizana | Dec 3, 2018 |
One of Woolf’s most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea.
  JRCornell | Oct 28, 2018 |
very experimental writing; six characters; six voices ( )
  margaretfield | May 30, 2018 |
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Woolf, Virginiaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bell, VanessaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Flint, KateEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garnett, AngelicaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parsons, DeborahIntroduction and Notessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The sun had not yet risen.
The sun had not yet risen. The sea was indistinguishable from the sky, except that the sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it. Gradually as the sky whitened a dark line lay on the horizon dividing the sea from the sky and the grey cloth became barred with thick strokes moving, one after another, beneath the surface, following each other, pursuing each other, perpetually.”
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There is nothing staid, nothing settled in this universe. All is rippling, all is dancing; all is quickness and triumph.
Percival has died (he died in Egypt; he died in Greece; all deaths are one death).
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Desde 1931, año de su publicación, Las olas ha sido considerada una de las obras capitales del presente siglo, tanto por la original belleza de su prosa como por la perfección de su revolucionaria técnica, y, con el paso de los años, su influencia sobre la literatura contemporánea ha ido acrecentándose. La novela desarrolla, al compás del batir de las olas en la playa, seis monólogos interiores, a veces discrepantes y aislados, otras veces casi en coloquio concordante, en los que se formulan, desde su infancia hasta sus últimos años, seis vidas múltiples y dispares.
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One of Woolf’s most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea. The result is a glorious chorus of voices that exists not to remark on the passing of events but to celebrate the connection between its various individual parts.

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"The Waves is one of the greatest achievements in modern literature. Commonly considered the most important, challenging and ravishingly poetic of Virginia Woolf's novels, it was in her own estimation 'the most complex and difficult of all my books'. This edition will be the most authoritative, most fully collated and annotated text available to scholars to date, and for considerable time to come. It maps the text of The Waves from the first British edition to all other editions published in Woolf's lifetime, as well as to all extant proofs. The text is presented in clearly readable form, with page-by-page direction to emendation, variants, and notes. The substantial introduction includes a detailed account of the novel's composition, publication and early critical reception. There are extensive explanatory notes on the text, a full chronology of composition and publication and a more general chronology covering Woolf's life and works"--

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