Study Guide Virginia Woolf

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Study Guide Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway E316K Bruster The edition ordered for this class (Harvest Book: HBJ) has a brief biography of Virginia Woolf at its end (p. 197), as well as some useful questions under a “Reading Group Guide” (pp. 195-196). The Introduction (pp. vii-xiv) may be helpful as well. (You won’t be tested over any of this information, but you may find it useful as you’re reading the book.) Mrs. Dalloway is a prime example of literary Modernism. How would you define “modernist” elements, and where do you see them in this novel? What does it share, for instance, with the works of Yeats and Eliot? You might think about its relationship to: representation; time; narration; logic; and myth (among other things). Look at the title, which actually forms the first two words of the novel. What do you suppose its significance is? What’s the difference between “Mrs. Dalloway” and “Clarissa”? You’ll find this novel to be unusually fluid—thus without the firm boundaries (e.g.
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2009 for the course ENG English taught by Professor Bruster during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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