English 202 - Virginia Woolf

English 202 - Virginia Woolf - Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)...

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Brought up in a highly educated, talented family One of the central figures in English modernism Part of the “Bloomsbury Group,” which was important in encouraging modernism’s experiments in art Writing and lived experience Modern Fiction (1919) o The novelist should look at the inner experience of life o The writer should do more than just describe what happened Modernist innovation of new privileged forms of narration o Innovation required by difficulty of giving an appropriate form to the complexities of life o Interior monologue o Stream of consciousness narration: mode of representing flow of ideas and feelings that constitutes conscious experience o characterized by abrupt moves between past and present o expresses thought and memory as random and sometimes illogical Perception of life o Recognizing multiple viewpoints o Representing consciousness and processes of knowing o The self is only perceived in brief flashes o The fragmented, spontaneity of life as perceived by the mind should
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 202 taught by Professor Crome-romanovski during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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English 202 - Virginia Woolf - Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)...

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