Orlando



Download Orlando Author Virginia Woolf Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Orlando Has Always Been An Outsider His Longing For Passion, Adventure And Fulfilment Takes Him Out Of His Own Time Chasing A Dream Through The Centuries, He Bounds From Elizabethan England And Imperial Turkey To The Modern World Will He Find Happiness With The Exotic Russian Princess Sasha Or Is The Dashing Explorer Shelmerdine The Ideal Man And What Form Will Orlando Take On The Journey A Nobleman, Traveller, Writer Man Or Woman A Wry Commentary On Gender And History, Orlando Is Also, In Woolf S Own Words, A Light Hearted Writer S Holiday Which Delights In Ambiguity And Capriciousness.Orlando

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway 1925 , To the Lighthouse 1927 , and Orlando 1928 , and the book length e

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Orlando
  • Virginia Woolf
  • 19 May 2018
  • 9781545594490

10 thoughts on “Orlando

  1. says:

    My mom made me clean my room this weekend No, not a teenage pain in the ass cleaning of the room, this was THE cleaning of the room As in, it was finally time to take apart the room I d had in that house since we moved there somewhere around my thirteenth birthday Look you guys, I get it I m twenty four That s another one of those Facts of Life that just happens to you, and most people would say I was far past time for this And you know what I was doing okay with it It went slowly, but it wasn t as bad as I had thought it would be I went through old clothes, trophies from various sporting events yeah, I spent sometime laughing about the fact that I used to do sports, too , old pictures of friends and even boyfriends, and the major breakdown I was waiting for happily stayed away Yessir, I was a okay.Then I got to The Wall It was the last thing to be done, and I just couldn t bring myself to do than look at it and then utterly lose my shit Why that, when nothing else managed to get to me Well, here s why I started building that wall when I was thirteen years old It s full of every person I was, thought I was, or hoped that I would become It started on the back of the door which was plastered all over with quotes in ridiculous fonts from my favorite books I can tell you the exactly the path I followed putting things up on that door by where the quotes are from and...

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    I m sick to death of this particular self I want another Orlando to me is a dream come true in literature Being able to move in time and space and to change my gender with my moods is a deeply satisfying idea It is the quintessence of what reading means in my life the opportunity to leave my own life behind and step into the body and soul of other people, only to move on again when I feel like it I can be intensely engaged for a week, and then put the advent...

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    Woolf did not write this book for her readers she specifically wrote it for her close friend and fellow writer Vita Sackville West As such Woolf does things she would not normally do in her writing it is not at all serious but instead takes on the form of a literary homage, homage to reading and writing My case in point For it would seem her case proved it that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver The taste for books was an early one As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading They took his taper away, and he bred glow worms to serve his purpose They took the glow worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder Tilda Swinton as Orlando in the 1992 film adaptationMore significantly, it was also homage to someone she loved quite dearly I do wonder if originally she intended for this to be published it is clearly a piece of writing that is very personal and addres...

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    This was my first time reading Orlando It was also my second time.I like to think that everything happens for a reason not that I believe it was planned or decided by a powerful creature for me but because the idea that everything effects what surrounds it sounds about right to me So I see a purpose in this reading experience that Virginia Woolf provided me and take it as an important lesson to carry with me from now on and how appropriate that it came just at the beginning of a new and exciting year.I ve always liked to plan things to the last detail in my life With reading, unfortunately and I say that because sometimes it becomes too much to follow up on it is the same I had a strict schedule to read Orlando and I wanted to finish it by January 9th The day arrived and I only had twenty pages or so left to finish the book, so great, another thing was on the right track And then I realized nothing was on the right track I had been racing through the book to comply with a deadline that I stipulated for no authentic reason, really in my head and I wasn t enjoying it at all Yes, I saw glimpses of brilliance her...

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    My second reading of Orlando bore out my overriding impression the first time I read it that this is a brilliant comic performance until Woolf, before finishing, runs out of steam Towards the end it becomes apparent she s no longer in the same spirit with which she began the book What begins as pure parody ends up a serious attempt to understand her subject The delicious light skip of her lyrical irony no longer seems at the beck and call of her wit towards the end You can sense, even see that she s already beginning to formulate both A Room of one s Own and The Waves Her lightly handled mischievous mockery of the conventional historian and biographer is replaced by a heavy handed feminist polemic and awkward, overly lyrical philosophical musings on the nature of fame and multiple incarnations of self She s lost the original spirit It s as if a children s play about pirates and mermaids ends with a religious sermon As Shakespeare demonstrated, if you start off silly, you should probably end silly Imagine if at the end of As You Like It all the characters held forth on the psychological and philosophical connotations of why they changed sex during the play Basically, Virginia tries t...

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    I knew for sure I wasn t expecting anything like To the Lighthouse with Orlando, but what I didn t know is just how much sheer pleasure Orlando would end up giving me, as this went right beyond my expectations, the days reading it seemed invigorated somehow Woolf has broken with tradition and convention and has set out to explore a kind of fourth dimensional approach to writing Not that she has abandoned the stream of consciousness method which she used with such conspicuous success in her previous novels, but with it she has combined what, for lack of a better term, we might describe as an application to writing of the theory of relativity In this novel, or biography, however one chooses to see it, she is largely preoccupied with the time element in character and human relationships, and with a statement of the exact complexion of that intangible moment, a combination of past and future, of objective reality and subjective awareness, which we refer to as the present.Woolf s hero heroine, man woman, he she, is hundreds of years old, lucky him her At the beginning of the book Orlando is an adolescent male, melancholic, indolent, loving solitude and given to writing poetry the...

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    Orlando might have been devised as a mere divertimento, as a playful attempt to challenge the established views on sexuality or as a fantastical tale to confront the history of East and West by questioning the boundaries of space and time, but to this reader this novella meant much It meant a universe of fluctuating moods, characters and sweeping poetry that gives reason to be through the act of reading.How to describe the nuanced melody of finely threaded irony prodigiously in tune with the most sophisticated sense of humor that entertains and prickles and urges to see the world without the limiting lenses of gender, class or social convention One can evolve unhindered when he suspends judgement and allows the flow of writing to give way to a solid account that sparkles because undeniable reality is better understood through the theatrical fiction of its form.How to account for centuries expanding and contracting beyond human comprehension, decades that amount to the fall of a rose leaf on the ground, years that disappear in a flash The passage of time is of no consequence when love for the written word equals the all consuming passion for the person who knows us best regardless of clothing or hair style, manners or social rituals that distract us from the true essence of our beings How to explain the ache spanning countless gen...

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    Totally new review replacing ancient, short, less favourable one.Orlando or LAN do Wrap your tongue around it, and whisper it There s a luscious, syrupy, sensual, mysterious feel Much like the eponymous hero ine , and the sumptuously described natural and man made world Orlando inhabits.The name conjures cross dressing disguises in Shakespeare s As You Like It, a Marmalade Cat, maybe Tilda Swinton or Legolas, and, for Google, theme parks in Florida If you know the novel s USP and Greek mythology, you may also think of Tiresias and Ovid s Metamorphoses.Image Tilda Swinton as Orlando, leaning against an oak tree, the title of Orlando s lifelong poem Source My first encounters with Woolf were not positive I didn t get To the Lighthouse in 2008 Orlando fared a little better shortly after Last year, I read Night and Day see my review HERE and gained confidence to read Woolf.The Sex Thing is not the only thingI reread Orlando because in recent years, I ve been dabbling in books that explore gender see my shelf HERE That reflects shifts in society as well as my own family.But despite the famous and definite opening line, He for there could be no doubt about his se...

  9. says:

    675 Orlando Orlando A Biography, Virginia WoolfOrlando A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928 A high spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf s lover and close friend, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville West, it is arguably one of Woolf s most popular novels a history of English literature in satiric form The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women s writing and gender and transgender studies 2009 1370 279 1381 1388 978964000770...

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    The most prudent way to review a Virginia Woolf book, perhaps, would be to write THIS IS STUPENDOUS GENIUS AMAZING WHY HAVEN T YOU READ THIS YET and leave it at that Because not only does this relieve you of the responsibility of casting about for appropriate words to serenade Woolf but also because you know no review in the world does justice to the sheer magic that she is capable of creating with words.But since I have a thing for self flagellation not really , I wish to undertake precisely this mammoth task of writing about Orlando After having closed the book and put it aside, the first predominant emotions are that of being overwhelmed by the all encompassing nature of its inherent themes, then awestruck, then of being very close to tears One is compelled to sit quietly in a corner, still under the heady influence of Orlando s poetic prose, and brood over all the discrete human sentiments, actions and events that make up life as we know it, letting precious minutes trickle by.Our hero heroine, Orlando, seems not only to be a representation of the human spirit, a union of yin and yang in all its imperfect glory, but also a lasting testame...

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