“She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.” – Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway
A quick #BookSnapSunday post, picked an old favourite Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, outwardly such a gentle read and yet Woolf manages to plunge the depths of the human condition in this remarkable short novel. Without question one of the best novels of the 20th century. A novel about time and trauma, class and identity one of my favourite novels. In a day Woolf captures lifetimes, the life of the privileged Clarissa Dalloway and the life of the traumatised Septimus. I feel it could be time for a re-read. The image really needed a clock but I did not have anything of a convenient size.
Woolf is such a remarkable writer, as innovative as Joyce but far more readable. Have you read any of her works? Do you have a favourite?
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