TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Sparks, Elisa Kay
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Fall2013, Issue 84, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
94637519

 

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