vendredi 28 février 2014, par Sophie

ORLANDO de VIRGINIA WOOLF en V.O chez Wordsworth Classics. Prix incalculable.

« Next morning when she took up the pen to write, either she could think of nothing, and the pen made one large lachrymose blot after another, or it ambled off, more alarmingly still, into mellifluous fluencies about early death and corruption, which were worse than no thinking at all. For it would seem - her case proved it - that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver. Though the seat of her trouble seemed to be the left hand, she could feel herself poisoned through and through, and was forced at length to consider the most desperate of remedies, which was to yield completely and submissively to the spirit of the age, and take a husband. »

wordsworth > éditions

BIO de virginia woolf > wikipedia

Critique d’orlando > mag litteraire

Explication de texte en anglais > sparknotes

J’ACHETE > mots à la bouche

L'avis FFF:

Virginia Woolf. On peut mettre, comme moi, des années à comprendre. Aussi bien en français qu’en anglais. Mais une fois que le déclic a eu lieu, c’est le coup de foudre et l’amour comme jamais.

Article paru pour la première fois le 29 septembre 2008. On ne se refait pas.

Woolf forever. Long Live Foleffet !