Thursday 14 October 2010

What are you reading? Professor Patricia Duncker

Research Sabbaticals are a time to catch up on reading. I am writing about Virginia Woolf's late style. Did she have one? And reading Between the Acts (1941) and Michael Cunningham's appallingly pseudo- Woolfian aren't-I-clever fantasy of three women in different time zones, based on Mrs Dalloway and using Woolf's working title - The Hours (1999). I have tried to read it twice before and never got further than page 24, now on page 74. Victory. Also, a more interesting scholarly work - Romantic Moderns by Alexandra Harris (Thames and Hudson, 2010). Bold, original and sumptuously illustrated.

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