Friday, May 13

She was a very private person.

Just when I found this from Mrs. Dalloway, I must admit that there are parts of Woolf's novels that strike a sudden chord, and one looks about the room wondering "Does anybody else realise that I know the characters in these novels?" but finds oneself to be the only Reader.

The following excerpt is from Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse, which I'm reading for a class:

"Lily Briscoe watched her drifting into that strange no-man's land where to follow people is impossible and yet their going inflicts such a chill on those who watch them that they always try at least to follow them with their eyes as one follows a fading ship until the sails have sunk beneath the horizon."

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