The Waves (2020)

The Waves Virginia Woolf Jeanette Winterson Gillian Beer The Waves WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as
  • Title: The Waves
  • Author: Virginia Woolf Jeanette Winterson Gillian Beer
  • ISBN: 9780099478270
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
The Waves Virginia Woolf Jeanette Winterson Gillian Beer WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as VirginiWITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf s response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty six.The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
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  1. Seddrah

    a great recommendation from a friend Seems like it could be life changing, or possibly a little sad or maybe both The hand written inscription in the copy I found used was worth the entire purchase anyway, read it 2 14 84Martin I m sure you know that you ve been on my mind a great deal over the last few days I ve struggled for words to capture my own grief at your mom s death, to express my appreciation for yours, and perhaps, to offer some solace by explaining to you how strong an impression sh [...]

  2. Violet wells

    For the unprepared reader the first fifty pages can be as baffling as an unknown code But once the code is cracked, the whole experiment has a brilliant simplicity Imagine this a biography of you and your five best friends From early childhood to death Told not within the usual matrix of bald accountable facts, social landmarks of achievement and failure But through a linguistic transposition of the ebb and flow, the forging and eroding, of the waves of our inner life Those secret and unspoken m [...]

  3. Jonathan

    The Waves Playlist Pop songs, not classical or Jazz dropbox sh 7q9qxb4kvlThe charactersRules One song each Gender matching Must express as many of the key character traits as possible I must love it Bernard Bob Dylan To RamonaSusan Kate bush Mrs BartolozziRhoda Throwing Muses FearNeville Anthony and the Johnsons Crazy in LoveJinny Julia Holter Gold Dust Woman Louis Jeff Buckley A Satisfied Mind Percival John Cage 4 33 The novel4 rules here reference to water in title or song mist or fog counts , [...]

  4. Garima

    The sun rose Its rays fell in sharp wedges inside the room Whatever the light touched became dowered with a fanatical existence A plate was like a white lake A knife looked like a dagger of ice Suddenly my copy of The Waves became alive as the clouds on the cover page started floating in resplendent movements and the water of the ocean moved swiftly over the edges of several dog eared pages carrying along thousands of words written upon them, to a world they rightfully belongs to Drifting in the [...]

  5. Lizzy

    The sun fell in sharp wedges inside the room Whatever the light touched became dowered with a fanatical existence A plate was like a white lake A knife looked like a dagger of ice Suddenly tumblers revealed themselves upheld by streaks of light.As I turn the pages of The Waves, Virginia Woolf talks to me, to my heart, my spirit and my soul, like I could not have imagined Such splendor and beauty come to me through her words, and I feel like singing with her She sings life, a life that begins and [...]

  6. Fionnuala

    I am in a fever Awareness is heightened Words have purple shadows Sentences gleam yellow greenParagraphs are lined in reddish goldEverything shimmers, sharp as waves in sunlight The normal is abolishedVoices roll towards me, one upon another, declaim their truth and roll away again, one upon another, the arc of each voice different, the rhythm the same Bernard, Susan, Louis, Bernard Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, Bernard Louis, Neville, Susan, BernardSusan, Louis, Neville, Bernard,Bernard, Bernard, Bern [...]

  7. Seemita

    Hi Hi Is it you Yes, I am You look different Should I have been same Mmm I don t know But you have my color In setting auburn, yes But it still looks content on your skin that color like a sheet of fine, wet porcelain covering a tired, antique statue And you look dazed, as if an army of nebulous thoughts have held you captive Is it so evident Yes I met a few people Bernard, Susan, Louis Jinny, Neville and Rhoda I know Do you remember them They never left me Even after so many years Time has shuf [...]

  8. s.p

    Probably my favorite book ever written The waves become a compound metaphor of sheer brilliance we are all a harmony in the chorus of life, a part of a whole but each an individual part of beauty equally beautiful in solidarity as the whole I wish I could write a single sentence as glorious as Woolf.

  9. Stephen P

    A review of second reading coming.Initial Review We know so little of others Barely we capture pieces of ourselves which can be cobbled together into what we believe ourselves to be the unified presence necessary to calculate and cope with with the underside of the unfurling wave of life s chaos.The book opens upon a group of innocents, small sensitive children at a private school in the country They take turns, perhaps in a game, naming what is happening around them Would children speak in the [...]

  10. Rowena

    No, but I wish to go under to visit the profound depths once in a while to exercise my prerogative not always to act, but to explore to hear vague, ancestral sounds of boughs creaking, of mammoths, to indulge impossible desires to embrace the whole world with the arms of understanding, impossible to those who act Virginia Woolf, The WavesVirginia Woolf never ceases to amaze me If someone had told me a couple of years ago that I would actually enjoy books written in the stream of consciousness st [...]

  11. Paul

    This is a wonderful novel Woolf herself referred to it as a play poem Often when I m thinking about a review I will read what others have written, do a bit of research about the context or author In this case, that approach is not really possible because there is a whole industry around Woolf and her novels and people spend academic lifetimes on all this Woolf said she was writing to a rhythm and not to a plot and the novel is a series of interludes and episodes revolving around six characters S [...]

  12. Lee

    Best book ever, I said when I finished before returning to the first non italicized page to re read phrases that this time around didn t baffle as much A quarter through, as I started saying wow aloud at perfectly phrased phrases that land on two feet , it was clear that this is and has always been an obvious canonical MVP Tried reading it maybe ten years ago sitting in a Jiffy Lube waiting room, got to page 21 dog eared it , reading without retention, turning pages but not much else, and so did [...]

  13. Ian "Marvin" Graye

    Novelplaypoem The Waves is arguably the greatest single work of literary Modernism, superior to Woolf s own Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse and potentially to Joyce s Ulysses The first two of these works are temporally much limited in scope, the last so stylistically diverse that it can t be said to have a singular integrity which is not to criticize it this criterion is quite the opposite of its design and intent The Waves extends beyond one occasion and encapsulates entire lives, not just [...]

  14. Marissa

    I ve read this book several times The first attempt my mind drifted off half the time because there is no plot which is perfectly fine I wandered so much that I had to reread the final chapter but by the time I got to the last two pages I burst into tears It vouches for the power of a book when the reader can be so moved by the ending after only truly paying attention to the final chapter.I love what The Waves says about being human, being flawed, the importance of small events, small moments, s [...]

  15. Ahmad Sharabiani

    654 The Waves, Virginia Woolf 1377 248 1388 9789645577276 1389 9786005692129 20 1386 398 1387 1389 1393 9789643692131 20 1931

  16. Perry

    Who s got their claws in you my friend Into your heart I ll beat againD.J Matthews, 12 96Six classmates 3 girls and 3 boys go through seven stages of life via a sequence of interior monologues, sprinkled with allusions to the Earth s relation to the Sun and to the moon s gravitational pull on the ocean the tides as time passes This is my favorite Woolf novel it s such a beautiful composition and an incredible feat to create the feel and sense that the characters are flowing and breaking into one [...]

  17. Julie Christine

    For three weeks I have looked at this book on my desk, trying to summon the necessary courage to write up my thoughts Courage, because whatever I say will be an inadequate, tepid articulation of how The Waves made me feel I was running, said Jinny, after breakfast I saw leaves moving in a hole in the hedge I thought That is a bird on its nest I parted them and looked but there was no bird on a nest The leaves went on moving I was frightened I ran past Susan, past Rhoda, and Neville and Bernard i [...]

  18. Libros Prestados

    Han pasado varios d as desde que lo termin y a n no encuentro las palabras para describir esta novela.Es fascinante Rara como un perro verde, pero un ejercicio de estilo que si te atrapa, no te suelta Posiblemente es un libro de extremos o lo amas o lo odias, no creo que pueda dejar indiferente a nadie , pero tan alejado de lo corriente y tan l rico y tan devoto a su estilo Woolf tiene muy claro en su cabeza c mo quiere escribir esta historia y lo hace hasta sus ltimas consecuencias , que no pue [...]

  19. Edward

    The Waves is is an incredible novel It beautifully and poetically captures the experience of living and growing throughout one s life, from the slow gathering of consciousness in childhood, and the formation of identity, to the energy and wild optimism of young adulthood, to the eventual bitterness, desperation and regret and perhaps clarity of later life The novel blurs the lines between the individual and the collective experience, acknowledging the importance of others in constructing our sen [...]

  20. João Fernandes

    How then does light return to the world after the eclipse of the sun Miraculously Frailly In thin stripes It hangs like a glass cage It is a hoop to be fractured by a tiny jar There is a spark there Next moment a flush of dun Then a vapour as if earth were breathing in and out, once, twice, for the first time Then under the dullness someone walks with a green light Then off twists a white wraith The woods throb blue and green, and gradually the fields drink in red, gold, brown Suddenly a river s [...]

  21. Dolors

    Poetry in prose.Woolf writes without rules, no punctuation, no paragraphs, pure sensations, disarrayed and irrational thoughts, explosion of feelings.We see life through the eyes of six characters, three men and three women, each one strikingly different from the other but close friends and lovers, from childhood to old age.Early innocence, pure thoughts, playful games become and complicated when the characters grow up It was devastating to witness how everyday life could break the characters [...]

  22. Aubrey

    What is that quote, that one that says that you cannot read some books, you can only reread them Here is one Rampant poetry that you ride, crest in and crest out of the waves of words that flow in such a way that one sentence is one of many, a social construct like the bees and the birds flocking in the sky Fluidity does little justice to this book One word does not exist without all the rest, and it is better to float through the sentences rather than tear them down and open into some semblance [...]

  23. Luís C.

    Difficult to make a critique of The Waves, it is a text that feels but only in an absolute way Invasive as the flow of the mind, emotions, the deep course of existence I read it long ago, it is always present in my memory, it lives and enriched me Not only because of my resonance with the essence of what is delivered there and the extracts I have piously relieved from it , rather by the wonder of discovering there a form of perfection in literature The form is released but to better vibrate and [...]

  24. Duane

    This novel is without a doubt a work of art, a masterpiece, one of the best of the 20th century by, quite possibly, the greatest female writer who ever lived The beauty, the poetry of the written word in this book is beyond description She must have been so proud when she finished writing this, she had to know it was special This book has my highest recommendation.

  25. Poncho

    Things have dropped from me I have outlived certain desires I have lost friends, some by death others through sheer inability to cross the street I am not so gifted as at one time seemed likely Certain things lie beyond my scope I shall never understand the harder problems of philosophy I opened the book, hoping to find a distracting and entertaining novel that could take me into oblivion and make me forget what I ve been through lately It began in a very particular prose a literary experiment p [...]

  26. Kim

    Virginia Woolf referred to this work not as a novel, but as a playpoem It consists of monologues spoken by six characters, three female and three male, who recount their lives from childhood to old age and death The various stages of the characters lives are interspersed with nine brief third person accounts of the seaside at different stages of the day from sunrise to sunset The work is in effect an extended poem, with the various voices of the characters sometimes separate, sometimes flowing i [...]

  27. Proustitute

    Thus when I come to shape here at this table between my hands the story of my life and set it before you as a complete thing, I have to recall things gone far, gone deep, sunk into this life or that and become part of it dreams, too, things surrounding me, and the inmates, those old half articulate ghosts who keep up their hauntings by day and night who turn over in their sleep, who utter their confused cries, who put out their phantom fingers and clutch at me as I try to escape shadows of peopl [...]

  28. Deepthi

    And the poem, I think, is only your voice speaking From the very first line, Woolf throws her reader into six different minds we see what they see, hear what they listen to and feel what they touch or are touched by These six narrators show us glimpses of their childhood, their surroundings, their fears, their midlife, their loves, their ambitions, their failures, their sacrifices, their old age and lastly, their deaths Somehow all these glimpses are stained by some sort of sadness at times this [...]

  29. Vessey

    I wish to thank my friend Seemita for insisting for me to get to The Waves as soon as possible I am not sorry that I did I also thank her for her glowing, brilliant review which in itself is a recommendation enough Thank you, my friend.I was incredibly moved by all the sweeping intensity and beauty laid at the heart of this novel It was a tremendous, exceptional experience It isn t really a story It s like a lyrical feast If you want a story and characters, this book isn t for you However, if y [...]

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