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About missed chances and the blooming life,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Mrs. Dalloway (Wordsworth Classics) (Taschenbuch)
"Mrs. Dalloway" is a melancholical story about a woman in her fifties. But because the story is combined with many thoughts and descriptions, it is not an easy read.
In Vriginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" the protagonist, a woman passed the age of fifty, walks through the streets of London, looks at the shops, people, flowers and listens to the various sounds, "Bond street fascinated her; Bond Street early in the morning in the season; its flags flying; its shops; no splash; no glitter." And she thinks of the party she is giving this very evening, but her mind also drifts back to the past, when she was young, and in love with Peter Walsh, and also with Sally.
But the story isn' t that simple to follow. The story jumps between the various characters displayed in the book, mostly of Mrs. Dalloway and Septmus Smith. Also Virginia Wolf alternates the narration now and then, direct - indirect speech, a lot of description, thoughts. "He never knew what people thought." So this book is not an easy read. Sometimes it es even hard to follow and understand, you get the information just piece by piece and sometimes you can miss importand facts.
The story seems like a hotchpotch. Maybe it is because "Mrs. Dalloway" was created from Woolf's two short stories. "Mrs. Dalloway in Bond street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister." But this book gives a good vision of the blooming spring, shortly after the first world war and the story is full of peotic - sometimes too much - language.
It is a very melanchocical story, "Despairing of human relationships (people were so difficult)...", and the story is best, when it deals with depression. Early in her life Virginia Woolf suffered on depression after her father died.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) a well known novelist, essayist and publisher. She established the Hogarth Press in 1917 with her later husband Leonard Woolf. Her best known stories are "Mrs. Dalloway" and "To the Lighthouse." She drowned herself in 1941.