Abstract

This essay focuses on The Years and Between the Acts and argues that Virginia Woolf’s late style can be understood in part as a response to a sense of historical impasse and to the repetition of war itself that brackets her writing life. The essay works in detail with the signal features of Woolf’s late style: an interest in cliché and repetition on a variety of levels, a fascination with platitudes and outworn formulae, and an apparent determination to mar the rhythms of her sentences.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-658X
Print ISSN
0026-7724
Pages
pp. 230-253
Launched on MUSE
2011-06-04
Open Access
No
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