Book of the Month: To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf


To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf Critical Evaluation  "Once again Mrs. Woolf makes use of her remarkable method of characterization, a method not based on observation or personal experience, but purely synthetic, purely creational. Clarissa Dalloway is a marvelous synthesis, and it is just for that reason that 'Mrs. Dalloway,' which has been identified because of its modernity with the "Ulysses" school, differs from it in character fundamentals, for it is as objective as "Ulysses" is autobiographical and observational. There is nothing 'photographic' about Mrs. Woolf's characters, here or in 'Mrs. Dalloway.' Neither Clarissa nor Mrs. Ramsay has anything autobiographical [...]