Between the Acts

Between the Acts

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"BETWEEN THE ACTS, one of Virginia Woolf's most lyrical works, was published shortly after her death in 1941. The story takes lace at Pointz Hall, the country home fo the Oliver family for 120 years. Its central focus is the performance of a village pagent, written and directed by the energetic Miss La Trobe, encompassing the whole history of England form the Middle Ages to the verge of war in the Summer of 1939. The comic events on stage, the reactions of the villagers in the audience, the blend of past and present are all presented with affection and insight affirming Virginia Woolf's belief in art as the unifying principle of life. This edition contains the orginal text that Virginia Woolf was working on when she died."
Publisher: London, Eng. : Vintage, c1941.
Edition: Definitive ed.
ISBN: 9780099982609
Characteristics: xiv, 138 p. ;,20 cm.


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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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