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Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf
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Jul 25, 12

Read from July 10 to 21, 2012

"It seems that a profound, impartial and absolutely just opinion of our fellow-creatures is utterly unknown. Either we are men, or we are women. Either we are cold, or we are sentimental. Either we are young, or growing old. In any case, life is but a procession of shadows, and God knows why it is that we embrace them so eagerly, and see them depart with such anguish, being shadows. And why, if this--and much more than this--is true, why are we yet surprised in the window corner by a sudden vision that the young man in the chair is of all things in the world the most real, the most solid, the best known to us--why indeed? For the moment after we know nothing about him. Such is the manner of our seeing. Such is the conditions of our love."

Infinitely quotable, painfully wistful, brimming with foreshadowing of the novels to come; I don't know why this is less acclaimed than Mrs. Dalloway.
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