>>7614586 Understand that Wolf was an author who experienced tragedy and suffering early on in life. Her works are best read when one is feeling anxious and somber. She allows you to experience another's dread through her work.
>>7614606 Can you explain why you liked The Waves? I enjoyed To The Lighthouse but found The Waves super disappointing I'm not 100% sure I 'got' it, but I think I did, and I think what I 'got' was stupid
The characters were really noncharacters too .. and I think that was intentional, I just don't know what to take from that
>>7614618 The waves was Woolf's transcendance from Lighthouse as a modernist writer, leaving the human characters behind, moving into a more spiritual sequent. In the waves, the monologues are not seperate characters, they are "facets of consciousness for continuity". What makes the waves so exceptional is that it challenges the very definition of what a novel can be; many critics unable to distinguish it between an exact story or poem.
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