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Virginia Woolf

First of all I am not into literature very much. I do read books and novels, often not completely understanding the whole situation but in bits, overall but not in detail,. And most of them are read randomly without much selection or choice of author or style or genre. Always bit confused and since I dont have an adequate grasp of the language(english here), I am not a decent judge either.


So about the thread, in the syllabus of my subject Additional English(an extra english subject if we dont take our own language, I suck at nepali) we have this short story "The Duchess and the Jeweller" written by Woolf. I found this story quite amusing, dont know whether literature experts consider it very well constructed or technically good but what I liked about it was the way she described a simple story in a deeper way with more detail and small gestures which described the character very well. So my question is I dont know much about woolf besides reading random bios on net. So it would be great if you guys(gulz) recommend me which book or novel of her would be worth reading.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:39
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Sorry mate, I've never read one of her novels.. I reckon just pick the one you feel most attracted to.

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You gotta be a normal boring person, otherwise your books aren't worth reading.

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A manic depressive feminist not worth reading.
Why? Do bipolar feminists not have anything worth saying?

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Entartete Literatur.

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Not sure why any straight guy would be into Woolf. And none of her novels were in the high school reading lists. That should answer the OP's Q.
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So you only read them because you're gay?

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Not sure why any straight guy would be into Woolf.
Maybe consider that not everybody is as insecure as you.

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That wasn't a dig at your masculinity. The obvious point was that her novels aren't at the top of American literature, and she caters more towards females. ...But if you thought so and are that insecure about your masculinity, I'm not bothered.

cam, considering how emotional, serious and insecure you are, I'm hardly surprised that you're into Woolf and facsimile. You probably sob watching chick flicks.
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Homes, I like her novel Orlando a lot. It is actually easy to read, but the deal is the text has a lot of references to the history of english literature and you may miss some amusing jokes. Otherwise it is a funny book.

If you liked her description and all, maybe you can try a shot on Mrs Dalloway.

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That wasn't a dig at your masculinity. The obvious point was that her novels aren't at the top of American literature, and she caters more towards females. ...But if you thought so and are that insecure about your masculinity, I'm not bothered.

cam, considering how emotional, serious and insecure you are, I'm hardly surprised that you're into Woolf and facsimile. You probably sob watching chick flicks.
I've never read Virginia Woolf so of course it's not a dig at my masculinity, although I like that you then take a dig at my masculinity, that's quite funny. You deserve a gold star for irony. My reading list is far too long to have gotten that far down it yet. But reading "lol dis shit not for str8 gaiz" is the most tediously boring critique of anything ever. It's lazy, poorly thought out rot. If you've nothing worth saying then why saying anything? Homes asked a perfectly legit question & if you can't answer it then why share your opinion? Or have you *shock horror* actually read this author who is just for tha poofs & chicks?

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Meh, not being in high school readings probally places her higher than lower in the literary world. She is easily reggarded as one of the top writers of XX century, one of the most relevant critics of england in early XX century as well.

Her books are way beyong feminism, in fact, today they seem rather moderate feminism. They are just good, Orlando is great work of fantasy.

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"lol dis shit not for str8 gaiz"
Yeah, that's exactly what I said. You should try to limit your confusion with yourself and your surroundings with others.

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Homes asked a perfectly legit question & if you can't answer it then why share your opinion?.
And I gave him a perfectly legit answer in a humorous-ish way and in accordance to my opinion. He said he's not into literature much, and I told him there's better out there and about the type of writer she is and her main audience-base briefly. If he really is interested in or curious about Woolf, then of course there's nothing wrong with it, lol, and I agree with JC's suggestion in Mrs. Dalloway. Like I said, it wasn't a dig at anybody, and as usual, you made a big deal out of nothing, lol, like a true below-average and shared your silliness. Now, that I've explained something simple to you, trot along and be merry like below, you edgy:

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Meh, not being in high school readings probally places her higher than lower in the literary world. She is easily reggarded as one of the top writers of XX century, one of the most relevant critics of england in early XX century as well.

Her books are way beyong feminism, in fact, today they seem rather moderate feminism. They are just good, Orlando is great work of fantasy.

Plus, It is Homes.
By top, I meant top-most. For a person who hasn't read literature much, there are better American novels out there. Also, like you said, it may be hard for him to understand some of it.

But yeah, go for it if you're interested Homes. Check it out.
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High-school teachers don't usually use Proust or Joyce either or fvcking Robert Musil.... and those who do put Woolf on the currilculum can be forgiven, I suppose, for oversimplifying and presenting her as the early 20th century Fay Weldon. I mean high school students ffs, what can you do.

Not at the top of American literature eh lol.

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