Sunday, November 13, 2005

"The Waves" by Virginia Woolf

"The Waves", Virginia Woolf's stream-of-consciousness literary tour de force, is perfect for the Google generation who prefer reading short pieces that fit nicely within the frame of a browser, because "The Waves", a narrative experiment composed of the soliloquies of six characters, can be read out of sequence and the emotional impact of her words can still be felt. "The Waves" is meant to be read, not interpreted. If anyone attempts to explain "The Waves" to you, this person is either too eager (which is forgivable) or ignorantly didactic.

To experience the entire text, go to Project Gutenberg site.

Bonus video "Waves" (has nothing to do with the novel, however):

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