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Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf
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Oct 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: classic, family, gender-issues, philosophy

An interesting final work for this author. A definite sense that she was trying to sum up her views about writing and art in this book. You sense the author's discord a bit as well, because the writing is just slightly choppy. Though I wonder if a failure to communicate significance was intended. The play was heavy-handed and ambitious, but it seems intended to be. It's harder to get to know the inner lives of the characters in this one, but I do enjoy the moments of satire. Style is radical and yet much more straightforward. I'm just now reminded of how Jane Austen threw a play into Mansfield Park, and I find it interesting how much the style and tone in this book mirror that author. As always with Virginia Woolf, her work ends leaving you gasping.
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