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Preview — The Years by Virginia Woolf
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
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
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
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
The whole book can be summarized more or less like this according t ...more
If you like really paced novels, where there is a story, where stuff actually happens and you see it happen, this might not be the novel for you.
Virginia Woolf is genius in her poetic way of writing, of making you feel so many different things and sensations at the same time, of making her characters' feelings and confusion get through to you until you feel submerged in her words.
However, this book is really pointless to me. There was no real s ...more
But as a whole the novel felt curiously uneven. The earlier parts felt more like her much earlier works. The later part, the 'present day' felt closer to her stream of consciousness novels. Perhaps this was deliberate, and the ...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