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The Waves

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The Waves, published by Hogarth Press in 1931, might be said to be plotless in essence whilst also serving as a counterpoint to her earlier novel Jacob’s Room. The structure, because that’s a more helpful notion, is built around the soliloquys of six characters while a seventh, much like Jacob but this time kept silent, hovers in the background. Interspersed between these six voices are attendant naturalistic descriptions of waves breaking on a shore at different points of the day from dawn to dusk; another instance of Woolf’s childhood memories surfacing. Through the different characters, and using the seventh, Perceval, as a collective, but flawed, icon, Woolf examines notions of the self and the collective through differing viewpoint. Some see Woolf’s peers in a selection of the characters including Llyton Strachey, E. M. Forster and T. S. Eliot, but such identifications are less important than what she has to say using these points of view as distinct... More > mouthpieces.< Less
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ISBN
9781291550160
Published
September 5, 2013
Language
English
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ePub
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200.28 KB

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