“Shall I project a world?”
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
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Dear Virginia, For a long while, I’ve wanted to write to you to express my admiration and sheer delight in your novel To the Lighthouse. It’s a beautiful book that always seems fresh each time I open it. I can think of no better definition of a classic, and I hope you’ll not mind if IContinue reading “A Letter to Virginia Woolf On To the Lighthouse“
In his 1820 essay The Defense of Poetry, Percy Shelley wrote, “Nothing can exceed the energy and magnificence of the character of Satan as expressed in Paradise Lost. It is a mistake to suppose that he could ever have been intended for the popular personification of evil.”1 This bold deconstruction of a staunchly Christian poet may haveContinue reading “Dark Designs: Reading and Misreading Milton”
New content will be available on the Worlds Imagined Blog in June. Upcoming articles include an exploration of the centrality of the character of Satan in Milton’s Paradise Lost and the shifting narrative perspectives of Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness novel To the Lighthouse. I also hope to release a review of Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s heartfelt tale ofContinue reading “More Worlds Imagined”
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