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A Single Day; ‘At the Bay’ and Mrs Dalloway

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In an article written in 1927 for the Dial, a Chicago magazine which published fiction by Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf, the American poet Conrad Aitken observes that, in Mrs Dalloway and To ... More


Woolf, Among the Modernists

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter situates Virginia Woolf's creative response to the Great War in the deep context of the English Liberalism she knew intimately through her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, who was a dean of ... More


Virginia Woolf and the “Cotton Wool of Daily Life”

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter first explores how Woolf associates the ordinary with prose rather than with poetry—a distinction that emphasizes how the genres were becoming less distinct, as both aimed to represent ... More


Shakespeare

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses works of Shakespeare and the subsequent influences they had on those of Virginia Woolf as a writer. Although reluctant and resistant to reading Shakespeare, as she often deemed ... More


The Professional and the Poet: A Dark Lantern and Mrs. Dalloway

Molly Hite

in Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins from an unusual polemical passage in Mrs. Dalloway that leaves readers with no doubt about how to judge the oppressive nerve doctor who prescribes a “rest cure,” driving his ... More


Alternate History And The Presence of Other Presents: Virginia Woolf, Philip K. Dick and Christopher Nolan

Charles M. Tung

in Modernism and Time Machines

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431330
eISBN:
9781474465045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter addresses the aesthetic exploration of historical alternatives by thinking about strange conceptions of historicity and the fantasy of alternate histories in three different texts: ... More


Joyce, Woolf, Camus

James A. W. Heffernan

in Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates the treatment of hospitality in the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Albert Camus. It first discusses the acceptance of a ghostly guest in Joyce's “The Dead” and ... More


Woolf’s Tone: Listening to Mrs. Dalloway

Molly Hite

in Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the idea of tonal cues and considers how they work to guide readers’ affective responses—or are muted, contradictory or simply absent--in what is perhaps Woolf’s best-known ... More


1.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This first chapter provides a close reading and synopsis of the exposition of Mrs. Dalloway and breaks down individual lines of the novel in order to produce a discussion of imagery, narrative style, ... More


9.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Hoff provides annotations on the ninth section of Mrs. Dalloway. She explores the book’s metanarrative and linguistic style whilst placing the text in the light of Greek literary ... More


Afterword

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this afterword, Hoff reinforces Mrs. Dalloway’s capacity for interpretation and analysis. The author foregrounds the book’s status as a textual labyrinth that draws parallels between the immortals ... More


The Sound and Smell of Suffering

Laura Otis

in Banned Emotions: How Metaphors Can Shape What People Feel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190698904
eISBN:
9780190698935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698904.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Despite cultural pressures to “suck up” one’s pain, some rebellious literary characters make their suffering known. In E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View, the aging spinster Charlotte Bartlett makes ... More


Crowding Clarissa’s Garden

Erin Kay Penner

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses how Woolf uses the garden, in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and in the short stories she wrote just before and after the novel, to check her readers' inclinations to look to nature for ... More


“How Strange”: Affective and Evaluative Uncertainty in Mrs. Dalloway

Molly Hite

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter sketches out a thesis about “strangeness” or “weirdness” in Virginia Woolf's fiction, particularly in the middle period of her writing. It suggests that Woolf's fiction is “weird” in the ... More


Perpetual Suspense: Virginia Woolf’s Wartime Gothic

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190200947
eISBN:
9780190200978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200947.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 2 reads Woolf’s writings as attempts to grapple with imminent, as opposed to bygone, military violence. Woolf condemned suspense less as a Victorian narrative convention than as a permanent ... More


Introduction

Molly Hoff and Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter offers a praising study of the seductiveness of Virginia Woolf’s literature. Molly Hoff foregrounds Woolf’s literary talent and skill by analysing Mrs. Dalloway’s unique ... More


Whose Idea of Tragedy? Mrs Dalloway and the Ancient Greek Tradition

Elizabeth Gourd

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As Septimus Smith prepares to commit suicide by throwing himself out of the window and ‘vigorously, violently down onto Mrs Filmer’s area railings,’ he comments on the narrative tradition of his own ... More


Writing the Unspeakable in A Single Man and Mrs. Dalloway

Jamie Carr

in The American Isherwood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the influence of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel A Single Man. In his diary in the early 1960s, Isherwood unquestionably praises Woolf’s ... More


Apollonian Illusion and Dionysian Truth in Mrs. Dalloway

Michael J. Horacki

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Apollonian and Dionysian principles in the underlying pattern of the Dalloways' social practices in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. In “Bad Religion: The Irrational in Mrs. ... More


3.

Molly Hoff

in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780979606670
eISBN:
9781786945129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780979606670.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Hoff uses allusions to many other works of literature to provide an almost line-by-line analysis of the third section of Mrs. Dalloway. The chapter discusses Woolf’s skilful use of ... More


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