That is true, Rose thought as she took her pudding. That is myself. Again she had the odd feeling being two people at the same time.
It has been months since I read The Years. There have been many books in my life. Light bulbs switched on and off over my head. They glow and brightness hot to the touch. I don't know how long they'll last but they often come back when I had been trying too hard to get inside other windows. Hey, you forgot about it and left all of the lights on. This next part might...more
It's a family saga in the old sense of it, & for those thinking she's going to entirely upturn that literary tradition by the bare fact of her being V Woolf, well, you probably will be disappointed. It's about as conve...more
I was wrong, and regret waiting so long to find out.
Going to history museums when I was younger, I would notice the smell of old things: that particular cracked-leathery smell - similar to the smell of libraries and old paper. I have always wondered, "but is this what the...more
سالها - ویرجینیا وولف (امیرکبیر و ...) ادبیات
پیچیدگی سبک نگارش «ویرجینیا وولف» خوانشگر را در برزخی قرار میدهد که حتی در پایان داستانهایش نیز از آن رهایی نمییابد
رمان «سالها» داستان پسرها، دخترها، پدر، مادر، عمو، زنعمو، پسرعموها، دخترعموها، مستخدم و یک خانواده است. کتاب به فصلها تقسیم شده و در هریک شرح زندگانی چند نفر بازگو. «ویرجینیا وولف» از دیدگاه خویش کوشیده تا بیهودگی زندگی انسان، خانواده و فامیل را بنگارد. انگار کنید همان داستان «سالها»ست. کودکی نیز همواره...more
سفر به بيرون (1915
شب و روز(1919
به سوي فانوس دريايي(1927
رمان (سالها) پس از 5 سال نوشتن و بازنويسي در سال 1937 منتشر شد. پس از چاپ اين رمان، وي سه كار ديگر را به چاپ ميرساند
ويرجينيا وولف پيش از آخرين خودكشياش يك بار ديگر در سال 1913 دست به اين عمل زده بود كه بينتيجه مانده بود. در 28 مارس...more
The Years is considered by most a saga of the Pargiter family, and even though I tend to approve this idea, I can not stop myself from thinking that this was not the only thing that Virginia Woolf wanted to express in this novel.
The mystery of human memory and the flow of the conscience are used to build multiple scenes and show various perspectives of each character through the passing of the years. From childhood to senescence the Pargiters experience various feelings, but they also never se
One of my favourite aspects of the book were some of the descriptive passages the author had. Long, flowing and elegant passages throughout the book which not only helped paint a beautiful picture but were often symbolising something occurring with the characters and plot. These were stunning, Woolf's writing and observations shine in this book, especially with...more
The novel chronicles approximately 50 years in the Pargiter family. The novel begins when the many Pargiter children almost all live at home (except for the two eldest). The long first section, set in 1880, i...more
The Years follows three generations of the Pargiter family beginning in the 1880s and ending...more
Peggy burst out laughing.
"That must have been ages ago!" she said.
"Not so very long," said Eleanor. She felt rather nettled. "Well -" she reflected, "twenty years - twenty-five years perhaps."
It seemed a very short time to her; but then, she thought, it was before Peggy was born. She could only be sixteen or seventeen." (pg. 205)
We've all experienced this, haven't we? This somewhat unsettling real...more
"There must be another life, she thought, sinking back into her chair, exasperated. Not in dreams; but here and now, in this room, with living people. She felt as if she were standing on the edge of a precipice with her hair blown back; she was about to grasp something that just evaded her...more
I enjoyed Woolf's take on the passage of time. Sometimes it drags, and sometimes the years fly by. I loved the slowed down time of the party at the end, and how frustrated North got answering the same questions over and over about the farm in Africa.
I loved her description of...more
While Woolf explores sibling and other interpersonal relationships, from ambiguous t...more
The characters are many and are for the most part lightly sketched and difficult, at first, to keep track of, a problem not...more
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length es...more