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  • Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
  • Verlag: Penguin Classics; Auflage: Abridged Ed (28. September 2000)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0141184272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141184272
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 2 x 19,7 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.5 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (16 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 30.587 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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In 1928, way before everyone else was talking about gender-bending and way, way before the terrific movie with Tilda Swinton, Virginia Woolf wrote her comic masterpiece, a fantastic, fanciful love letter disguised as a biography, to Vita Sackville-West. Orlando enters the book as an Elizabethan nobleman and leaves the book three centuries and one change of gender later as a liberated woman of the 1920s. Along the way this most rambunctious of Woolf's characters engages in sword fights, trades barbs with 18th century wits, has a baby, and drives a car. This is a deliriously written, breathless-making book and a classic both of lesbian literature and the Western canon. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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"Orlando is the wittiest little book, a pleasure: it makes me laugh every time I read it"

"Undoubtedly Virginia Woolf's most intense and one of the most singular [novels] of our era" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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8 von 8 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 17. November 1996
Format: Taschenbuch
John Irving ("World According to Garp") wrote an essay on
Charles Dickens book "Great Expectations" in which he said
that that book was the first book he had ever read that he
wished he had written. For me the first book that I had read that I wished
I had written is "Orlando" by Virgina Woolf. It blew me
away. I had seen the movie version a few years ago, and
recently found it in a bookstore, so I decided to check it out.
It's subtitle is "A Biography" and although it is based (very
loosely, I'm sure) on someone's actual life, it becomes clear
to the reader that this is definitely a work of fiction.
The reason that I enjoyed it so much is, well, let me put it
this way...Charles Dickens and John Irving were and are storytellers,
very wonderful, brilliant storytellers, but Virgina Woolf is (well, was)
an amazing artist. I don't go for poetry that much, I'm a prose
kind of guy, but "Orlando" for me, was the very best kind of poetry but
written as a narrative. Read this book. And let me know what you think...
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von akessel@whro.net am 11. April 1999
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"Orlando" served as my sweeping introduction to the incredible writing of Virginia Woolf. (For anyone who has seen the movie, do yourself a favor, and read this amazing book!) One is forced to wonder what sort of genius mind Woolf possessed; only a mind of the finest tuning could have produced such a work! "Orlando" is truly representative of superior literature and demonstrates the art of writing at its finest! No review does the novel justice...any topic imaginable is covered..of course, all is reviewed from the standpoint of five passing centuries and multiple backdrops ranging from the exotic to the droll. Woolf's treatment of sexuality, intelligence, consciousness, time, and the human psyche is poignant. "Orlando" is definitely worth the read. No matter the reader, "Orlando" is sure to be an unforgettable novel, its author's genius surely to be admired.
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2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 18. Juni 1999
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Orlando is simply wonderful. In the novel, Woolf uses the character of Orlando, a person who lives through four centuries as man sometimes and woman sometimes. The term biography might throw you, since Orlando is no normal biography. Woolf personifies literary thought as a person (hence the timelessness and gender changing capability). She depicts Elizabethan times through the early twentieth century with wit and sarcasm. The more that you've read of English literature from Shakespeare forward the more you will catch the little jokes and the reason for why certain things happen. A very enjoyable read. The film version is not exactly the same, so I recommend sticking to the book.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 5. Januar 1999
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*Orlando* is a fabulous woman, man, book, character, everything. Woolf's writing style is exquisite--you will stop and gasp at certain phrases, and even if you have never underlined in a book before, you will in this one. You will fold down its page corners, underline fabulous passages, recommend it to all your friends and put it on your "best books I've ever read list." Orlando spans five centuries or so, hobnobs in high society, with his beloved oak tree, receives jeweled amphibians from her potential suitors, et cetera. All attempts to describe this book must fail. Read it.
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Von Ein Kunde am 6. Mai 1997
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"Good To Eat" (Woolf 144 )
The Evolution of Meaning as Examined in Orlando

"Time has passed over me... Nothing is any longer one thing! I take up a handbag and I think of an old bumboat woman frozen in the ice" (305).

Orlando examines how experience creates meaning. It is a discussion of intertextuality where metaphors are created diachronically. Meaning is created, however imperfectly, by the piling up of associations with a particular image. The book illustrates both the creation of imperfect meaning, but also the undeniably human desire to communicate those ideas.

By repeating images, Orlando supposes, we give them meaning. The oak tree, for example, evolves meaning through time. At the beginning it's just an image: a boy alone on a hilltop contemplating the way that the roots feel. Then Orlando removes it from reality by making it into a poem. He adds things in the margin, reworking, elevating the image until it is not a boy under a tree at all. He takes the real and compounds it until it becomes abstract. When Orlando finally lays down under the tree at the end, having "given birth" to the manuscript, the action has a completely new meaning. It is attached forever to Turkey and gypsies and the whole life that preceded it. It transcends image and object to become allegorical. When Woolf describes it she is not merely describing an image, she is attempting to communicate a life.

By layering the image in the text, adding meaning on top of meaning, the number of interpretations grows exponentially. The novel would submit that this is the way of language and life. Like metaphors, people are not just as they are at the moment but are also everything and everyone that has preceded.
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