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The Waves Set on the coast of England against the vivid background of the sea, The Waves introduces six characters three men and three women who are grappling with the death of a beloved friend, Percival Instead of describing their outward expressions of grief, Virginia Woolf draws her characters from the inside, revealing them through their thoughts and interior soliloquies As their understanding of nature s trials grows, the chorus of narrative voices blends together in miraculous harmony, remarking not only on the inevitable death of individuals but on the eternal connection of everyone The novel that most epitomizes Virginia Woolf s theories of fiction in the working form, The Waves is an amazing book very much ahead of its time It is a poetic dreamscape, visual, experimental, and thrilling


10 thoughts on “The Waves

  1. says:

    For the unprepared reader the first fifty pages can be as baffling as an unknown code But once the code is cracked, the whole experiment has a brilliant simplicity Imagine this a biography of you and your five best friends From early childhood to death Told not within the usual matrix of bald accountable facts, social landmarks of achievement


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    a great recommendation from a friend Seems like it could be life changing, or possibly a little sad or maybe both The hand written inscription in the copy I found used was worth the entire purchase anyway, read it 2 14 84Martin I m sure you know that you ve been on my mind a great deal over the last few days I ve struggled for words to capture


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    The Waves Playlist Pop songs, not classical or Jazz charactersRules One song each Gender matching Must express as many of the key character traits as possible I must love it Bernard Bob Dylan To RamonaSusan Kate bush Mrs BartolozziRhoda Throwing Muses FearNeville Anthony and the Johnsons Crazy in LoveJinny Julia Holter Gold Dust Woman Louis Jef


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    The Waves is an absolute masterpiece it s an incredible novel that flows beautifully with torrents of majestic proseI see nothing We may sink and settle on the waves The sea will drum in my ears The white petals will be darkened with sea water They will float for a moment and then sink Rolling over the waves will shoulder me under Everything fa


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    The sun rose Its rays fell in sharp wedges inside the room Whatever the light touched became dowered with a fanatical existence A plate was like a white lake A knife looked like a dagger of ice Suddenly my copy of The Waves became alive as the clouds on the cover page started floating in resplendent movements and the water of the ocean moved swi


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    My full review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, can be found on my blog.One of the greatest works of literary modernism, The Waves follows the inner lives of six friends from birth to death the novel rejects conventional notions of plot in the interest of tracking the ebb and flow of consciousness over the course of a lifetime Woolf alter


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    The sun fell in sharp wedges inside the room Whatever the light touched became dowered with a fanatical existence A plate was like a white lake A knife looked like a dagger of ice Suddenly tumblers revealed themselves upheld by streaks of light As I turn the pages of The Waves, Virginia Woolf talks to me, to my heart, my spirit and my soul, like I


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    654 The Waves, Virginia WoolfThe Waves is a 1931 novel by Virginia Woolf It is considered her most experimental work, and consists of soliloquies spoken by the book s six characters Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak in his own voice The soliloquies that span the characters lives are broken up by nine brief third person interludes detailing a coastal scene at varying stages in a day from su 654 The Waves, Virginia WoolfThe Waves is a 1931 novel by Virginia Woolf It is considered her most experimental work, and consists of soliloquies spoken by the book s six characters Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis Also important is Percival, the seventh character, though readers never hear him speak in his own voice The soliloquies that span the characters lives are broken up by nine brief third person interludes detailing a coastal scene at varying stages in a day from sunrise to sunset As the six characters or voices speak, Woolf explores concepts of individuality, self and community Each character is distinct, yet together they compose as Ida Klitgard has put it a gestalt about a silent central consciousness 1999 1377 248 1388 9789645577276 1389 9786005692129 20 1386 398 1387 1389 1393 97896436921311931


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    I am in a fever Awareness is heightened Words have purple shadows Sentences gleam yellow greenParagraphs are lined in reddish goldEverything shimmers, sharp as waves in sunlight The normal is abolishedVoices roll towards me, one upon another, declaim their truth and roll away again, one upon another, the arc of each voice different, the rhythm the sa


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    I came across this link yesterday 3 30 20 supposedly the only known recording of Virginia Woolf It s appropriate that it s about wordspoetry than prose, critics have called this her greatest work and also the most difficult one It s written in dreamy paragraphs creating an atmosphere but with little plot I struggled with it, having trouble keeping the


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