"The curious phenomenon of your occipital horn": Spiraling around Snails and Slugs in Virginia Woolf

Sparks, Elisa Kay
September 2013
Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Fall2013, Issue 84, p22
The article provides an overview of snails and slugs in author Virginia Woolf's writings, which at times may suggest cozy self-sufficiency. It states that snail shells can be metaphors for human endeavor and houses of fiction, while exploring the world from a snail's position yields uncommon insights to animal and human subjectivity. The article notes that Woolf's work reveals a lifetime of observation and symbolic elaboration of, and emotional resonance with the many aspects of these species.


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