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Orlando by Virginia Woolf
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Jun 03, 2009

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Read in July, 2009 , read count: 1

Virginia Woolf without the stream of consciousness...well there were a couple of pages toward the end.

Many reviewers see this as a book about feminism or lesbianism. I saw, instead, a story about the struggle we each wage to embrace our dual natures and individually discover who we are meant to be. Sounds kind of heavy but Woolf makes the journey entertaining and often comical.

While this is not the stream of consciousness fare we find in others of Woolf's work, it is definitely her style...page-long sentences with semicolons within parenthetical expressions and so forth. If this is your first encounter with Woolf it may take some time to get used to her style but its lyrical quality and her wit and insights into human nature are well worth the effort.
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message 1: by Lee (new) - rated it 5 stars

Lee Mavin there has obviously been a lot written on her, to call this work of fiction her biography seems a bit off.

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