Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY, I had a tough time with this book. I felt like I was hacking my way through a jungle with a machete trying to weed through the text. The first video is a review that captures my feelings toward the book had I never read it: I.E. the story and the technique. The second video I think helped me a lot in understanding … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY

J.Alfred Prufrock

T.S. Eliot (1888–1965).  Prufrock and Other Observations.  1920. 1. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo. LET us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like … Continue reading J.Alfred Prufrock

Alfred Tennyson’s “The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s”

Blame not thyself too much,’ I said, ‘nor blame Too much the sons of men and barbarous laws; These were the rough ways of the world till now. Henceforth thou hast a helper, me, that knowThe woman’s cause is man’s: they rise or sink Together, dwarfed or godlike, bond or free: For she that out of Lethe scales with man The shining steps of Nature, … Continue reading Alfred Tennyson’s “The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s”

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Intellectual Beauty

Intellectual Beauty Shelley seems to be discussing something of a muse in this work. He discusses insight using the word “inconstant” repeatedly. The lines “Why dost thou pass away and leave our state,” and “Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown,” convince me this hymn discusses breif and beautiful moments of clarity or enlightenment, that can leave more quickly than they arrive. … Continue reading Intellectual Beauty