ber den Autor und weitere MitwirkendeVirginia Woolf 1882 1941 s, tant per les seves novel les com pels seus assaigs i dietaris, una de les figures cabdals de la literatura europea del segle XX Des de la seva primera novel la, The Voyage Out 1915 fins al seu su cidi, el mar del 1941, va treballar de manera infatigable per trobar una nova manera de narrar, profunda i innovadora Entre les seves obres destaquen Mrs Dalloway 1925 , Al far 1927 , Les ones 1931 i Els anys 1937 La seva obra, d una riquesa extraordin ria, es completa amb un corpus cr tic de primera l nia, dietaris, narracions i peces teatrals....
|Publisher||:||Proa 1 M rz 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Seiten|
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Woolfs "Orlando" is a unique book. It's a fictional biography of a young noble, starting in the 16th century, who happens to turn into female shortly after that, being only 30years old. Thereafter the real adventures of our hero begin and the reader dives into a new world because Orlando recognizes that with her new appearance she can put other things down to experience. On the other hand she realizes that men and women aren't so different and should be allowed to take advantage of the same opportunities. In the meantime times and epoques pass under mystirious circumstances."Orlando" is a page-turner not particularley because of the plot, which is nonetheless originally; but it's Woolfs language and poetic prose that make the reading delightful. The author utilizes metaphors and a vocabulary you won't find in another book written in English. I highly recommend it!
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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. They are the past: the trees that they have sat under and the words that they have spoken. The whole of a person can never be communicated, only approximated in images and metaphors. And yet it's "a curious fact that though human's... have such imperfect means of communication, that they can only say 'good to eat' when they mean 'beautiful'... they endure ridicule and misunderstanding [rather] than keep any experience to themselves" (144).ORLANDO is, definitively, Good to Eat
John Irving ("World According to Garp") wrote an essay onCharles Dickens book "Great Expectations" in which he saidthat 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...
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.
Virginia Woolf is often a difficult author for students to become familiar with. Her _Orlando_, which strikingly defies placement in a single genre, introduces the reader to Miss Woolf's language, her symbols, and the themes common to her many equisite works. However, _Orlando_ is bereft of the beautiful and detailed stories and ideas which enrich her other works, making the novel on the whole a simple enough read for the beginner.Compared with the span of her works, _Orlando_ stands out as an original among originals. Nowhere else does Miss Woolf so successfully tell a fabulous tale, and nowhere else does she render concrete locations, times, and events so beautifully.