Jacob's Room

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Jacob Flanders is a young man passing from adolescence to adulthood in a hazy rite of passage. From his boyhood on the windswept shores of Cornwall to his days as a student at Cambridge, his elusive, chameleon-like character is gradually revealed in ... Continua
Ha scritto il 07/12/07
One of my favourite books... Not an easy read, but certainly worth the effort! A magnificent reflection on relationships between people, on how a person is perceived from the outside by strangers, acquaintances and the people they love most... A ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 24/07/07
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Considered Woolf's first original and distinguished work, [this book] concerns a sensitive young man who finds himself unable to reconcile his love of classical culture with the chaotic reality of World War I. His story unfolds in a series of brief ...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/07/07
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So exquisitely crafted that both the universal qualities of youth and the uniqueness of one young man become powerfully fused, [this book] is Woolf's first stream-of-consciousness novel – nonlinear, experimental, and possessing an ending that is ...Continua

Ha scritto il Apr 27, 2008, 10:59
It seems then that men and women are equally at fault. It seems that a profound, impartial, and absolutely just opinion of our fellow-creatures is utterly unknown. Either we are men, or we are women. Either we are cold, or we are sentimental. Either ...Continua

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