Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 4, 2008

Weekly Read-Along—December 5, 2008: Street Haunting

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was a British novelist, essayist and feminist.  Her writing is noted for its lyrical quality and her essays engage the reader with their dialogic style.  Her best known works are, perhaps, To the Lighthouse (1927) and A Room of One’s Own (1929).

 

This week’s text is “Street Haunting: A London Adventure” (1930) from her book, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays.  In it, Woolf describes her hunt—through the streets of London during the twilight hours of a winter’s day—to purchase a pencil.

 

Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event and feel free to comment!  You can find the text at these websites: 

 

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91d/chap6.html

http://grammar.about.com/od/classicessays/a/strtwoolfessay.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 


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