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Preview — The Years by Virginia Woolf
The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family - their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs - mapped out against ...more
The Years is Virginia Woolf's ninth novel, and since it is composed of a series of vignettes about the Pargiter family covering a fifty year period, it is tempting to review it as if it was an old photograph album, one of those with layers of tissue to protect the images. As we slide back the delicate paper, each image gradually assembles itself:
1880. A family group. The bewhiskered patriarch is squarely camped on the only chair, one elbow propped against a little table on which sits ...more
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
Reading A room of one's own opened my eyes to many things. That Virginia Woolf mainly concentrates ...more
Chapter 1 1880 (p. 3)
Chapter 2 1891 (p. 89)
Chapter 3 1907 (p. 129)
Chapter 4 1908 (p. 146)
Chapter 5 1910 (p. 160)
Chapter 6 1911 (p. 192)
Chapter 7 1913 (p. 214)
Chapter 8 1914 (p. 224)
Chapter 9 1917 (p. ...more
I'm not sure I was wrong. Still, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
A year or so ago my partner convinced me to read Orlando and I loved it, found it hilarious and imaginative and thought provoking.
The Years explained some of this ...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
Anii nu are un subiect propriu-zis; însă oferă o imagine totală a societății; se discută despre artă, feminism, istorie, politică etc. Evenimentele urmăresc membrii familiei Pargiter pe parcursul a 50 de ani, din 1880 până în 1918 și după război, ultimul capitol fiind intitulat ”Prezentul”. Deși scris în anii 1930, m-a impresionat prin descrierea minuțioasă a vieții personajelor a căror existență este juxtapusă cu ora ...more
But Eleanor was standing with her back to them. She was watching a taxi that was gliding slowly round the square. It stopped in front of a house two doors down....more
"Aren't they lovely?" said Delia, holding out the flowers.
"The roses? Yes..." she said. But she was watching the cab. A young man had got out; he paid the driver. Then a girl in a tweed travelling suit followed him. He fitted his latch-key to the door. "There," Eleanor murmured, as he opened the door and t
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 دریغا ...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 1941م ...more
I think my all-time Woolf favourite remains Mrs Dalloway and while I love To The Lighthouse I always find Mrs Dalloway more haunting and all-consuming.
The Years is also a wonderful book but isn't on the same intellectual knife edge as the other two books. It is however superb and I'm giving it 5 stars because it is a re-read & I'll read it again.
Effectively it's a family saga that spans several decades, choosing key moment ...more
Годините минават забързано, пред очите ни ...more
It's a book about the Pargiter family - or maybe about all families and the conflicts they have, the weird aunts and their lives throughout the years. I wasn't overly fond of all the characters but then again, I don't think everyone loves eve ...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 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
"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
This really needed to be a novel that I could sit down with and read over a couple of days, unfortunately (by my own fault entirely) I kept having to put it down, and pick it up days later. As a result, much of the connections I had to the characters were weak, which wasn't helped by the quick shifts through time. I enjoyed the story, but I would have liked a more well rounded view of the characters in the time shifts. Virginia Woolf presents a great insight into an era and a chang ...more
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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