Al faro by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Una de las obras más autobiográficas de Virginia Woolf.

Al faro es una de las obras cumbre de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Basada en los angeles propia infancia de los angeles autora, los angeles novela cuenta l. a. historia de l. a. familia Ramsay en l. a. isla escocesa de Skye en el período de entreguerras. El rumor del mar, l. a. presencia insomne del faro, l. a. guerra, los angeles muerte, el erotismo o el transcurso del tiempo se entreveran en los angeles larga conversación de los angeles novela formando un oleaje de símbolos, palabras e imágenes.

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«Una de las inteligencias e imaginaciones más delicadas que ahora ensayan felices experimentos con los angeles novela inglesa.»
Jorge Luis Borges

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This uncertainty, and its occasionally surprising consequences, can be put in the form of a quiz: Q. What do Mickey Spillane and George Orwell have in common? A. They both sold 6m copies of an individual novel, written in the same year. A. On the 1973 bestseller list, as the top two titles. Q. What do the following have in common: Doctor Zhivago, Anatomy of a Murder, Lolita, Around the World with Auntie Mame? A. Over the year 1958 they were, at various times, all the bestselling novel of the week and the top four (in the order above) in the final, annual, round-up.

This was particularly evident in the so-called ‘feminized fifties’, a decade dominated by such works as Miss Maria S. Cummins’s The Lamplighter (a recycling of George Eliot’s Silas Marner) and Mary Jane Holmes’s Tempest and Sunshine (1854). Written by women, for women, about women’s interests and problems, such novels indicated a distinct difference from British patterns of readership and what George Eliot called ‘silly novels by lady novelists’. As in abolitionism, women were a powerful lobby in American book culture.

The result was The Birth of a Nation (1915) – for many years the top-grossing film in America.

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