[Vwoolf] Fw: Leslie Stephen; TTL As Most Difficult Book
annaj at telus.net
Mon Sep 10 14:36:08 EDT 2012
Interesting about fathers. I gather -- though I have not yet read it --
that Patrick Bronte is revealed in a recent biography as a person rather
different from the one Elizabeth Gaskell depicted in her biography of
Charlotte.. I am astonished that To the Lighthouse is considered
"difficult". I wonder what that can mean! I found it lucid from my first
reading when i was in my twenties.
On 9/10/2012 9:46 AM, jeannette smyth wrote:
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> From: jeannette smyth
> Sent: Sep 10, 2012 9:34 AM
> To: "owner-VWOOLF at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu"
> Subject: Leslie Stephen; TTL As Most Difficult Book
> Dear Friends:
> A cabbages 'n' kings post:
> 1.) King
> All my life I've read of Leslie Stephen as the histrionic, stingy
> and tyrannical father of Virginia Woolf. It is a Rashomon-like
> reality check (and also confirmation of his sexism) to read of him
> as the humane, sardonic and perspicaceous editor who discovered
> Robert Louis Stevenson.
> 2. Cabbage
> /To the Lighthouse/ named one of the top 10 most difficult books
> of all time.
> Take care,
> Jeannette Smyth
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