Between the Acts

Between the Acts

Book - 2008
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In Woolf's final novel, villagers present their annual pageant, made up of scenes from the history of England, at a house in the heart of the country as personal dramas simmer and World War II looms.

Annotated and with an introduction by Melba Cuddy-Keane
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, Inc., c2008
Edition: 1st Annotated ed
ISBN: 9780156034739
Branch Call Number: F WOO
Additional Contributors: Hussey, Mark 1956-
Cuddy-Keane, Melba


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Oct 21, 2014

On March 28, 1941, Virginia Woolf put on an overcoat, loaded the pockets with stones, and drowned herself in the river Ouse in Sussex. She was 59. Woolf suffered from what we now diagnose as bi-polar disorder. "Between the Acts," was her final novel, published after her death. Like her groundbreaking "Mrs. Dalloway," it takes place on a single day. Perhaps even more than her contemporary titans of modernism like Joyce, Eliot, whom she helped publish, Proust, Woolf was in tune with the changing consciousness of the age and dedicated to capturing it in her prose, which stretched the conventions of the novel. This edition includes an introduction and annotations, which give are helpful, as it's highly allusive.


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