Night and Day – Virginia Woolf (1919)

If you have read the blog about “Pointed Roofs” and Dorothy Richardson, please, read this one. Virginia Woolf experimented the stream of consciousness technique at the same time as Dorothy Richardson – although not in this novel. But Alison will explain you all there is to know here!


night and day

“I’ve seen more trouble come from long engagements than from any other forms of human folly.”

Night and Day – Virginia Woolf’s second novel is a social comedy and a love story but also a subtle examination of women’s roles. The narrative, like that of The Voyage Out – which I read last year – is much more conventional than her later modernist novels To the Lighthouse, and Mrs Dalloway that I read in January. Although a little over four hundred pages it is a novel with a very simple plot – it is however, the complex, changing relationships between the central characters, which give the novel its depth. I enjoyed it enormously – it isn’t a difficult read, and these were characters I liked spending time with.

Night and Day is a slightly longer novel than I associate with Woolf, I confess on a busy tiring week it…

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A Water Trough And A Barber

A blog in a bog in this blog: peel the layers of the onion or, if you prefer, undo the babushkas.

This is about history and everyday life in Karachi. History and architecture are interesting but photos of a baber and his patron are those you see in magazines as wtnesses of life and business.

Please, have a look!

Blog of Hammad Rais

Spotting two old things, while desperately trying to get inside an old hostel, the Karachi Walla is showing us another hidden side of Karachi.

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Honeycomb by Dorothy Richardson (1917)

Come, join me, and let us travel with Jane on the roads of “Pilgrimage”, the great stream of consciousness saga by Dorothy Richardson.

Beyond Eden Rock

Now that I am at the end of the first of the four volumes that collect Dorothy Richardson’s ‘Pilgrimage’ sequence of novels, it seems strange that I had ever feared that the ‘stream of consciousness’ of those thirteen novels would be difficult and that one woman’s consciousness would not be enough to fill all of those pages.

I have loved walking through life with Miriam Henderson, sharing in her perceptions and emotions, and appreciating that maturity and experience were helping her to form ideas and steadily grow as a woman in her world. And I have loved seeing Dorothy Richardson grow as a writer, honing her craft, and making each of the first three novels of this saga distinctive and yet still part of the same whole.

‘Honeycomb’ – the third of those three novels – felt to me like a three-volume Victorian novel re-worked, in miniature, for a new and very…

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