ebook: THE WAVES

Sprache - Englisch

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Virginia Woolf's 'The Waves' is a poetic novel that pushes the boundaries of traditional narrative structure. Through a series of soliloquies by six characters, Woolf explores themes of friendship, identity, and the passage of time. The lyrical prose and stream-of-consciousness style create a unique reading experience that challenges readers to think beyond the constraints of linear storytelling. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century England, 'The Waves' is a groundbreaking work that showcases Woolf's innovative approach to modernist literature. The novel's experimental form and introspective exploration of the human psyche make it a must-read for those interested in avant-garde fiction and feminist literature.

About the Author

Virginia Woolf, born Adeline Virginia Stephen on January 25, 1882, in London, England, was an influential writer and a pioneer in the use of stream-of-consciousness as a narrative device. A central figure in the Bloomsbury Group, Woolf's literary works are known for their lyrical prose, exploration of the human psyche, and the detailed portrayal of characters' thoughts and inner lives. Woolf's writing was also marked by her feminist views and her critiques of the social and gender inequalities of her time. 'The Waves' (1931), one of her most experimental works, exemplifies her narrative ingenuity. Featuring six characters who speak in soliloquies, the novel's innovative structure and poetic style offer a glimpse into Woolf's literary ambition to capture the essence of human experience in language. The rhythmic and seamless flow between the characters' inner musings and reflections on the nature of existence showcase her mastery in blending the boundaries between poetry and prose. Other notable works by Woolf include 'Mrs. Dalloway' (1925), 'To the Lighthouse' (1927), and 'Orlando' (1928), which further attest to her reputation as a leading modernist writer. Woolf's contribution to literature extends beyond her novels; her essays, such as 'A Room of One's Own' (1929), continue to resonate with readers and writers, emphasizing the need for intellectual freedom and financial independence for women. Virginia Woolf's life was marked by her struggles with mental illness, and tragically, she took her own life on March 28, 1941. Nevertheless, her legacy as a literary innovator and feminist thinker endures, influencing generations of writers and scholars.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 248 Pages

Filesize: 612.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547763093