Suffice to say that To the Lighthouse made a deep impression. When I was reading the book I was absorbed, as in missing my train station absorbed. In between reading it played on my mind like an uncomfortable family drama. I will write more after a few days have passed, for the Woolf in Winter project.
I need a brief break from fiction and from Virginia Woolf, though I suspect her writing will play a significant part in the first half of my year.
Taking this gratuitous opportunity to post a current favourite painting: Delaroche’s Lady Jane.
>Dear Anthony,To the Lighthouse and The Waves are two of my very favorite. I also like Jacob's Room–but To the Lighthouse is all of the potential of Jacob's Room fully realized–a masterpiece in a mode completely different from Mrs. Dalloway. I wrote a master's paper on the psycholinguistics of To the Lighthouse–a paper I am proud to have written and even prouder to have forgotten the entire substance of.shalom,Steven
>StevenTo the Lighthouse is a breathtaking piece of writing. I am very much looking forward to reading The Waves soon.I'm sure one could spend considerable time studying the nuances and allusions in To the Lighthouse.Anthony