Our Toil Respite Only: Woolf, Diamond, and the Difficulty of Reality

Zumhagen-Yekplé, Karen
December 2015
MLN;Dec2015, Vol. 130 Issue 5, p1100
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the examination of author Ann Banfield on the preoccupation of author Virginia Woolf. It discusses Banfield's shared ways of thinking of fortuitous and philosophical kinship rather than direct mutual influence. It mentions the discussion of the experience of an ordinary sublime that is painful or astonishing that it resist understanding.


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