Orlando

A Biography

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Virginia Woolf's exuberant `biography' tells the story of the cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando who begins life as a young noble in the sixteenth century and moves through numerous historical and geographical worlds to finish as a modern woman ...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/10/14
Recensione su http://bookshelf54.blogspot.it/2014/10/virginia-woolf-orlando.html
Ha scritto il 19/03/14
Purtroppo Virginia Woolf non fa per me. L'ho trovato letteralmente interminabile. Non finiva più
Ha scritto il 08/01/10
I really enjoy the relationship between clothing and genders and the ridiculous but imaginary description of people lying on the ice sliding down the Thames. A reader may enjoy the book more after watching the great performance of Wei Hai-min.
Ha scritto il 15/09/09
brain-wearing
I enjoyed reading some bits of this book, and very witty ones I must say, but for the most part I sourly regretted to have ever picked it up. Woolf's self-possessed, delirious flow of nonsensical prose dominates the best part of the last sixty ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/07/09
Just fun and wit, a great reading.
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Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2012, 07:48
It was to each such a revelation that a woman could be as tolerant and free-spoken as a man, and a man as strange and subtle as a woamn that they had t put the matter to the proof at once.
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Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2012, 07:47
When the sound of the Archduke’s chariot wheels died away, the cry that rose to her lips was “Life! A Lover!” not “Life! A Husband!”
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Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2012, 07:42
(…) she felt that however much landing there meant comfort, meant opulence, meant consequence and state (for his consort, over half Yorkshire), still, if it meant conventionality, meant slavery, meant deceit, meant denying her love, fettering her ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Oct 30, 2012, 07:39
All I can do, once I set foot on English soil, is to pour tea and ask my lords how they like it. D’you take sugar? D’you take cream? And mincing out the words, she was horrified to perceive how low an opinion she was forming of the other sex, ...Continua
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