A Haunted House and Other Stories: The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf (Vintage Classics)
"his eyes lost their intensity, or rather the background of thought and experience which gives an inscrutable depth to the eyes of grown people disappeared, leaving only the clear transparent surface, expressing nothing but wonder, which the eyes of young children display."
"and in the drone of the aeroplane the voice of the summer sky murmured its fierce soul. Yellow and black, pink and snow white, shapes ...more
Typical of her style is the following start and end paragraphs from the title story:
Whatever hour you woke there was a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting here, opening there, making sure – a ghostly couple.
‘Here we left it,’ she said. And he added, ‘O ...more
(If anyone can explain The Shooting Party or The Searchlight to me, please do!)
Sono una grande amante di Virginia Woolf e tutto è partito da questa raccolta. Dovevo leggere alcuni di questi racconti per la scuola, poi è diventato un lavoro che ho continuato da sola, leggendo anche i rimanenti (non tutti).
Credo che sia un ottimo inizio per entrare nel mondo della Woolf, che scrive nella prima metà del Novecento con uno stile che si basa sullo stream of consciousness, secondo cui i personaggi pensano più cose contemporaneamente. Per fare un esempio, posso essere in metropoli...more
In questi racconti la Woolf tocca varie tematiche, che già conoscia ...more
However in this slim volume you not only get perfect little morsels of Woolf's stream of consciousness style, and her contained explorations of her characters inner thoughts and reflections which are stimulated by outside actions, without having to wade through pages ...more
unbelievably romantic and I'm so in the atmosphere.
It's crazy that my fa ...more
Many of the stories are wonderful. Stand outs for me are "Kew Gardens," "The Mark on the Wall," "The New Dress," "Solid Objects," "Moments of Being" (aka "Slater's Pins Have No Points"), and "A Summing Up."
The first six stories were ...more
É difícil comentar um livro de contos, pois gostamos de uns, de outros nem tanto; nos identificamos com tantos e alguns, mal compreendemos. Sim, a ...more
“Lazy and indifferent, shaking space easily from his wings, knowing his way, the heron passes over the church beneath the sky” (6).
From An Unwritten Novel
“Such an expression of unhappiness was enough by itself to make one’s eyes slide above the edge to the poor woman’s face—insignificant without that look, almost a symbol of human destiny with it” (8).
“Five faces opposite—five mature faces—and the knowledge in each face. Strange, though, how people want to conceal it!” (8). ...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