Monday or Tuesday

Monday or Tuesday A collection of eight deliberately fragmentary and experimental sketches Monday or Tuesday remains unique in being the only volume of short stories that Virginia Woolf published herself A woman gazes

  • Title: Monday or Tuesday
  • Author: Virginia Woolf Scarlett Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781843910596
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of eight deliberately fragmentary and experimental sketches, Monday or Tuesday remains unique in being the only volume of short stories that Virginia Woolf published herself A woman gazes at a mark on a wall and ponders the vagaries of thought and opinion a succession of couples are caught up with nostalgia for their past as they stroll among the vibrant floA collection of eight deliberately fragmentary and experimental sketches, Monday or Tuesday remains unique in being the only volume of short stories that Virginia Woolf published herself A woman gazes at a mark on a wall and ponders the vagaries of thought and opinion a succession of couples are caught up with nostalgia for their past as they stroll among the vibrant flowers of Kew Gardens a heron soars high above cities and towns, lakes and mountains, while below, life continues in all its mundanity and blue and green are given their expression in words Monday or Tuesday is a brilliant and striking series of impressions, written in Woolf s characteristic lyrical and startling prose.

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    1. 4.5 "meandering, layered, impactful" stars. 2016 Honorable Mention Read Tomorrow we leave for Belize. I just came back from a 45 minute walk in my dark and cool and breezy neighbourhood while listening to Portuguese Fado. I sit here and decide not to think about too much what I will write for this review as I have written a sentence or two as I read all eight stories in this volume today while I lived quietly, thoughtfully and emotionally today. I did not answer texts or emails today. I pretende [...]

    2. Virginia is a quiet woman with an excitable mind. Chatty in the presence of enjoyable company yet prone to sink into silence and solitude. She puts one in touch with the myriad blubbering of the mind, the sporadic genius and how the both, while at odds, lend themselves to each other. With this collection of short stories, one is offered a peak into her process. The range of variety among her stories is something to note, yet most of the stories are characteristically in the mind than a sequence [...]

    3. This is another of the lovely Hesperus Press books which introduce or re-introduce little known works by otherwise well known writers from across history. Each is less than 100 pages in length and indeed some are much less. This volume only consists of 61 pages of actual Virginia Woolfness and it is a swiftly pleasurable read though, as with all Woolf, it repays much slower and patient re-visiting.There are eight pieces collected together. Some, "A Society" or "An unwritten novel" read as obviou [...]

    4. Μία σειρά από εξαιρετικά διηγήματα με έκαναν να αλλάξω την γνώμη μου για την Βιρτζίνια Γουλφ.Το πρώτο δικό της μυθοστόρημα, η κυρία Ντάλαγουει, με άφησε σχεδόν βέβαιη ότι αυτή η συγγραφέας δεν ήταν για εμένα. Τώρα, κάποια χρόνια αργότερα, καταλαβαίνω επιτέλους την αξία της. [...]

    5. Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Publisher Says: A collection of eight deliberately fragmentary and experimental sketches, Monday or Tuesday remains unique in being the only volume of short stories that Virginia Woolf published herself. A woman gazes at a mark on a wall and ponders the vagaries of thought and opinion; a succession of couples are caught up with nostalgia for their past as they stroll among the vibrant flowers of Kew Gardens; a heron soars high above cities and towns, lakes and mountains, [...]

    6. Onumuzdeki yil Virginia Woolf kitaplarini bitirmeyi dusunuyorum. Acikcasi bu yil cok verimli gecmedi okumalarim. O nedenle basladigim her yazara onu en iyi tanitacak ya da ona en iyi isindiracak kitaplarla baslamak istiyorum. Bu kitap da Virginia Woolf'un ara ara cesitli yerlerde yayinladigi ya da cekmecesinde sakladigi kisa hikayelerden olusuyor. Sanirim yazarin yazini hakkinda guzel bir intiba veriyor. Aralarinda gercekten cok etkileyici ve vurucu hikayeler var. Ayrica bilinc akisi teknigine g [...]

    7. "Hayat kendi yasalarını koyar; hayat insanın yolunu tıkar; hayat eğreltiotunun arkasında; hayat zorba; ama eziyetçi değil!"Virginia Woolf okunması sabır isteyen bir yazardır. O yüzden eğer onun dünyasına adım atmak istiyorsanız bu kitaba bir göz gezdirin derim. Bu kitap Virginia Woolf’un 35 yıllık süreçte yazdığı hikâyelerden oluşuyor. Her biri birbiriden enfes ve okurken sizi başka yerlere alıp götüren hikâyeler. Ben yazarın diline diğer kitaplarından, denem [...]

    8. Esiste forse un posto migliore di St. Regents Park a Londra per leggere Virginia Woolf?! Immagino proprio di no.Attraverso otto racconti, più o meno brevi, siamo catapultati in mondi paralleli, la cui vividezza e nitidezza non é mai messa in dubbio grazie alla meravigliosa prosa dell'autrice. Dal semplice racconto del volo di un gabbiano alla fervida fantasia di una protagonista nell'immagine l'intricata vita di una sconosciuta incontrata sul treno, attraverso allo stream of consciusness dell' [...]

    9. فرجينيا تكتب عن اولئك النساء الهامشيات اللواتي لم يكتب عنهن أحد, فرجينيا تكتب عن تلك الخواطر الداخلية للشخصيات الإنسانية التي لم يلمسها أحد, فرجيينيا تضع الفاصلة كما لا يفعل أحد, فرجينيا تكتب كما لم يكتب أحد

    10. This thin book of short stories started slow for me, but then picked up speed as I began to see the author's multifaceted world. Virginia Woolf was a writer who, from the early years of the twentieth century, saw many of the changes that were to come. (More's the pity that she cut short her own life.) Monday or Tuesday is an experimental easel for her to begin to paint the world in a different way. Take, for instance, these observations from the last story in the book, "The Mark on the Wall":Woo [...]

    11. القراءة الثانية لفيرجينيا وولف ،و لم أتوقع ابدا أن اقيم هذه المجموعة القصصية بنجمتين فقط !فالكتاب به أشهر قصص فيرجينيا وولف ولكن هناك شئ بعيد بين السطور يجعلني اقرا بلا فرحة ولا اندماج تام بل علي العكس شعرت أنني غريبة عنهم وأنني لا أعبأ بما يحدث أو بما سوف يحدث ولا يهمني إ [...]

    12. I am strangely fascinated by Virginia Woolf, and that even though I have not read many of her works as yet. Like any collection of short stories some of the stories are more appealing than others, but all of them show Woolf's creative powers creating the minutest of observations and turning it into a journey of ideas. What I liked best about this collection of shorts - apart from the witty satire in A Society - was the rhythm of the language. It's almost like you could read the stories - at leas [...]

    13. Tiny book of short stories. Some are great and some didn't engage me at all. But, the underlying theme is feminism.Women: stop being a meek submissive. Women: stop 'sacrificing' your youth on childcare. One of the biggest obstacles to women's advancement is pregnancy and (typically-- especially when this was written) being the primary (or sole) caregivers of children.Women: stop thinking your contributions to society are worthless.Women: stop idolizing menThis is exactly the type of book I neede [...]

    14. Having never read anything by Woolf before I’m not sure this was perhaps the best place to start. Most of the stories veer towards the stream-of-consciousness/prose-poetry end of the spectrum apart from the second story, ‘A Society’ which is pure satire and made me think of Bulgakov of all people; all the others reminded me of Elizabeth Smart who, apparently, was a fan of Woolf’s writing. The stories are not without their moments but as complete works none really excited me. Probably the [...]

    15. This is Woolf's third book after The Voyage Out and Night and Day. Monday or Tuesday is a group of short stories and though I'm concurrently reading Night and have already read her fourth book, Jacob's Room, this is where she begins to work in her uniques style of letting one train of thought blend into or deflect into somewhere you wouldn't logically expect or maybe you would but we've been taught not to let that happen, were admonished to stay with the path we began on. I'm sure this isn't ori [...]

    16. I've been meaning to try out Virginia Woolf for awhile and and clicked on this file at Project Gutenburg tonight. Honestly, I didn't like it, but she definitely had an interesting way with words.For example, my favorite sketch of the eight, "Blue & Green," begins thus: "The pointed fingers of glass hang downwards. The light slides down the glass, and drops a pool of green." In many ways, more poetry than prose, without being truly either one. Yet the moments of brilliant wordplay slip in and [...]

    17. This is the first time I have picked up anything by Virginia Woolf, and I found myself pleasantly surprised. My friends would tell me she was a good author, but I never realised how prolific she was. This is a nice volume of stories to start reading Woolf with as we get to explore different flavours of her pen. 1. 'A Haunted House' was the first story in the volume and was beautiful. It blended human emotions of love and family so beautifully with death and the paranormal.2. 'A Society' is a ton [...]

    18. chastity is nothing but ignorance—a most discreditable state of mind. We should admit only the unchaste to our society. “the truth has nothing to do with literature,” “that fiction is the mirror of life FELT LIKE 300 PAGES NOT 551. A Haunted House★2. A Society★★★★★3. Monday or Tuesday★4. An Unwritten Novel★5. The String Quartet★6. Blue & Green★7. Kew Gardens★★8. The Mark on the Wall★★★★* the beam I sought always burnt behind the glass. Death was the gl [...]

    19. This read was no less than a precious piece of art. 4.5/5 - rounded it down. VirginiaWoolf's writing - so fluid, poetry merging into thought, space and consciousness and back to story. You beautiful genius, thank you esp. for 'The String Quartet'.

    20. 3.5 stars This book has eight short stories, all on different subject, sharing distinct quality of storytelling; for their is no story in them as such. Its amazing how a tiny spot on the wall takes Woolf to the tour of imagination, each scene disconnected from the other and yet forming the journey of the story. She jumps from one thought to other, a concept, an idea, a reverie or imagination of poet throughout the stories and I was like 'hang on, how did she come from fluttering petals to a a fi [...]

    21. Huzursuz, tekinsiz, endişeli hikayelerBir kısmında hiç öyküleme yok, uç uca dizilmiş betimlemeler ve çağrışımlardan oluşan deneme niteliğinde yazılar onlar. Hepsi çok değerli ve vermek istediği ruh halini okura büyük bir başarıyla aktarıyor ama çok benim zevkime hitap ettiğini söyleyemeyeceğim sanırım ben daha structured şeylerden hoşlanıyorum.

    22. This was my first exposure to Virginia Woolf and I think I'm going to have to put her up there with martinis and caviar -- things you're supposed to appreciate in order to seem sophisticated, but really you'd rather have beer and tuna salad.

    23. هذه المخلوقة الضعيفة الجميلة , التي ينحني لها الرجال , هذه المخلوقة المحدودة و المحاصرة التي لا تستطيع أن تفعل ما تريد , الفراشة التي لعينيها ألف سطح . ذات الأجنحة الرقيقة الناعمة , و مصاعب و أحاسيس و أحزان لا تحصي ; امرأةمن الكتب اللي الكلام ميكفيهاش يمكن في أجزاء الإستعارات و [...]

    24. These stories are all generally pretty short, some just a couple of pages, they are impressionistic, and at times feel rather experimental. A few of the stories I read twice, captivated by the imagery, appreciative of the delicious prose, I found myself bemused occasionally asking myself ‘well what did she mean by that then?’ Searching for meaning particularly in the two very short pieces, which are over almost as soon as they have begun; Monday or Tuesday and Blue and Green. Woolf’s power [...]

    25. ¡Qué maravilla leer a Virginia Woolf en idioma original! ¡Y qué difícil fue! Pero valió la pena el esfuerzo, al menos en el caso de un libro como Monday or Tuesday, en el que todos los textos, de los más serios a los más irónicos e incluso humorísticos (no me imaginaba a la Woolf capaz de escribir algo gracioso, y "A society" es muy divertido), destacan por el lirismo del lenguaje. Tan es así que de las ocho historias que componen este volumen, al menos tres me parecen más ser un poe [...]

    26. I've finally managed to read a complete work by Virginia Woolf. Her imagery when it comes to describing natural landscapes is stunning, her use of words, and mostly the way in which each tale in Monday or Tuesday makes you read twice, to be aware of the fact that our perceptions are perspectives that might not have to do with how reality is. It also denounces the situation of the women at the time, particularly in An Unwritten Novel and A Society. It also manages to talk about war in several opp [...]

    27. فيرجينا وولف هذه المرأة ستجعلني أشك بقدراتي العقلية في الإستيعاب><"ثاني كتاب أقرؤه لها بعد كتابها أثر على الحائط/review/show/ويحمل نفس الطريقة مجموعة قصصية بين القصيرة والطويلة وفي كل مرة أواجه ذات المشكلة مجموعة من الرمزيات واللغزيات التي لا يفهمها سواها أو من هو على علم بثقا [...]

    28. أول قراءة لي لفرجينيا وولف وقد وقع اختياري على هذه المجموعة القصصية. في البداية كانت قصصها رائعة ومميزة، لكن كلما اقتربت من النهاية أصبحت القصص موغلة في الغموض وفقدت ما يميزها. لعل ما يميز فيرجينيا وولف هو أسلوبها المميز، فهو أسلوب شعري، تعتمد فيه على العمق والرمزية في آن مع [...]

    29. I really loved some stories in this, and others were just okay. Woolf's writing style never fails to amaze me, and her forward thinking during her time period is also wonderful.

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