[Epub] To the Lighthouse By Virginia Woolf – Diclofenac16.us

To the Lighthouse The Serene And Maternal Mrs Ramsay, The Tragic Yet Absurd Mr Ramsay, And Their Children And Assorted Guests Are On Holiday On The Isle Of Skye From The Seemingly Trivial Postponement Of A Visit To A Nearby Lighthouse, Woolf Constructs A Remarkable, Moving Examination Of The Complex Tensions And Allegiances Of Family Life And The Conflict Between Men And Women.As Time Winds Its Way Through Their Lives, The Ramsays Face, Alone And Simultaneously, The Greatest Of Human Challenges And Its Greatest Triumph The Human Capacity For Change.

[Epub] To the Lighthouse  By Virginia Woolf – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 209 pages
  • To the Lighthouse
  • Virginia Woolf
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 140679239X

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  1. says:

    It s a problem, dear VirginiaThey like stuff that s muchlinear,I know your teeth you will gritBut you have to admitYou may be hot but there s not a lot of plot that you gotFive pages about rain on a distant steepleIs five too many for most of the British peopleThey moan about Mrs DallowayIn such a very callow wayInstead of your OrlandoThey prefer somethingblandoThey d rather go to ravesThan have to read The WavesAnd no one s read The YearsIn years and years and yearsWell i know it It s a problem, dear VirginiaThey like stuff that s muchlinear,I know your teeth you will gritBut you have to admitYou may be hot but there s not a lot of plot that you gotFive pages about rain on a distant steepleIs five too many for most of the British peopleThey moan about Mrs DallowayIn such a very callow wayInstead of your OrlandoThey prefer somethingblandoThey d rather go to ravesThan have to r...


  2. says:

    I ve never dwelt over a set of 200 bound pages with as much joy and relish as I have with To the Lighthouse I can say without reservation, that this is some of the most incredible writing I ve ever come across and I m absolutely baffled as to how Woolf pulled it off So much of the prose was redolent of an ab...


  3. says:

    I think this book is Virginia Woolf s masterpiece, not The Waves as some critics say What is it about It s about life The first half is about two days of life the second half, set ten years later, is largely about death In the Intro by Eudora Welty she says that in the novel reality looms but Love indeed pervades the whole novel The lighthouse of the book is Godrevy near St Ives in Cornwall where the author actually summered The main character is a beautiful woman in full, her ei I think this book is Virginia Woolf s masterpiece, not The Waves as some critics say What is it about It s about life...


  4. says:

    The lighthouse is out there, it s eye caressing our struggles with cold indifference We can beat against the tides in pursuit, but will we ever reach it Does it even matter, and is it even attainable If we only look to that spot on the horizon we miss the love around us, miss those gasping for our love and friendship, miss the callouses born in dedicated strife rowing us towards the end Like in all things, it is the journey that matters, not the destination Futility can be beautiful, especi The lighthouse is out there, it s eye caressing our struggles with cold indifference We can beat against the tides in pursuit, but will we ever reach it Does it even matter, and is it even attainable If we only look to that spot on the horizon we miss the love around us, miss those gasping for our love and friendship, miss the callouses born in dedicated strife rowing us towards the end Like in all things, it is the journey that matters, not the destination Futility can be bea...


  5. says:

    How many prejudices we carry through life, even when we think ourselves to be incapable of bias.I avoided reading Virginia Woolf for a very long time, suspecting her and her privileged Bloomsbury friends of intellectual elitism and of believing themselves to somehow enshrine the essence of civilisation E M Forster escaped this embargo fortunately.When I came across Charles Tansley, the visiting working class academic who can t seem to fit in to the Ramseys elegantly shabby lifestyle in the ea How many prejudices we carry through life, even when we think ourselves to be incapable of bias.I avoided reading Virginia Woolf for a very long time, suspecting her and her privileged Bloomsbury friends of intellectual elitism and of believing themselves to somehow enshrine the essence of civilisation E M Forster escaped this embargo fortunately.When I came across Charles Tansley, the visiting working class academic who can t seem to ...


  6. says:

    Virginia Woolf here gives us possibly the best ever description of her own writing method, especially fitting for this novel and The Waves Beautiful and bright it should be on the surface, feathery and evanescent, one colour melting into another like the colours on a butterfly s wing but beneath the fabric must be clamped together with bolts of iron It was to be a thing you could ruffle with your breath and a thing you could not dislodge with a team of horses Perhaps the first thing to sa Virginia Woolf here gives us possibly the best ever description of her own writing method, especially fitting for this novel and The Waves Beautiful and bright it should be on the surface, feathery and evanescent, one colour melting into another like the colours on a butterfly s wing but beneath the fabric must be clamped together with bolts of iron It was to be a thing you could ruffle with your breath and a thing you could not dislodge with a team of horses Perhaps the first thing to say about To the Lighthouse is what an utterly brilliant depiction it is of a seaside holiday home, especially as experienced through the eyes of a child It brought vividly to life so many of my own memories of sleeping in a room where the sound of the waves came in through the window at night and sand crunches underfoot everywhere Every moment in To the Lighthouse is a defining ...


  7. says:

    On the quiet, pretty isle of Skye, in the remote Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland, before the carnage of World War One, Mr and Mrs Ramsay, bring their large family, eight children, and a few friends, for a summer vacation, get away from the turmoil of city living, in London But with 15 at the dinner table , not counting the servants that will be a goal unattainable Mrs.Ramsay is a beauty, she pretends to ignore that fact, still her aging, brilliant, distant, philosopher husband, does n On the quiet, pretty isle of Skye, in the remote Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland, before the carnage of World War One, Mr and Mrs Ramsay, bring their large family, eight children, and a few friends, for a summer vacation, get away from the turmoil of city living, in London But with 15 at the dinner table , not counting the servants that will be a goal unattainable Mrs.Ramsay is a beauty, she pretends to ignore that fact, still her aging, brilliant, distant, philosopher husband, does not, is proud a book writer in metaphysics, what is reality, unpopular today constant...


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  9. says:

    Oh Virginia How is it that you make your words spring to life from the barren pages and hit my senses with the force of a gale every time How is it that you peel off the layers of the banal and reveal the terrible beauty of the core How is it that you steer my consciousness so deep into the murky waters of uncharted territory that resurfacing takes a toll on my strength I wonder what spirit possessed you every time you picked up your pen, brimming over with confidence or maybe unsure of your Oh Virginia How is it that you make your words spring to life from the barren pages and hit my senses with the force of a gale every time How is it that you peel off the layers of the banal and reveal the terrible beauty of the core How is it that you steer my consciousness so deep into the murky waters of uncharted territory that resurfacing takes a toll on my strength I wonder what spirit possessed you every time you picked up your pen, brimming over with confidence or maybe unsure of your own craft, to pour every ounce of what weighed on your mind fluidly into the empty pages waiting in anticipation I wonder if you heard the voices of decades lost in the spiral of time whispering into your ears the truest wisdom of all, as you sat at a desk in a room of your own, pursuing the tail end of some stray thought I wonder if you ...


  10. says:

    You know how you secretly fear that if anyone really knew you, knew all your pettinesses and fears and insecurities and unkindnesses, they wouldn t, couldn t, like you I m sure Virginia Woolf was familiar with that feeling I suspect she went back and forth on the question of whether it were true or not At times she seems to love her characters at other moments, to despise them The characters display the same shifting extremes of emotion for one another, moving from an almost idolizing devot You know how you secretly fear that if anyone really knew you, knew all your pettinesses and fears and insecurities and unkindnesses, they wouldn t, couldn t, like you I m sure Virginia Woolf was familiar with that feeling I suspect she went back and forth on the question of whether it were true or not At times she seems to love her characters at other moments, to despise them The characters display the same shifting extremes of emotion for one another, moving from an almost idolizing devotion to resentful criticism in the space of a few thoughts, then flowing back This sounds frenzied in description, but is in fact smooth and in a way soothing, perhaps because Woolf s mimicry of thought flows so naturally.How well, how amazingly well she writes From the first passages the characterization is so strong, so subtle, so perfect, so brilliantly i...

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