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REVIEW The Waves

REVIEW ↠ The Waves Set on the coast of England against the vivid background of the sea The Waves introduces six characters three men and three women who are grappling with the death of a beloved friend Percival Instead of describing their outward expressions of grief Virginia Wool. For the unprepared reader the first fifty pages can be as baffling as an unknown code But once the code is cracked the whole experiment has a brilliant simplicity Imagine this a biography of you and your five best friends From early childhood to death Told not within the usual matrix of bald accountable facts social landmarks of achievement and failure But through a linguistic transposition of the ebb and flow the forging and eroding of the waves of our inner life Those secret and unspoken moments known only to ourselves when we feel at our most isolated or connected our most transfigured lost or unknowable The narrative a fluid continuum where all six of you are continually merging and separating in a fellowship and divorce of feeling The six of you ultimately becoming one voice endeavouring to give shape to this one shared life So The Waves is the biography of six characters all of whom speak for the other five as much as for themselves But it s a new kind of biography A biography of sensibility A kind of archaeology excavating identity entirely from what s buried and sacrosanct Epiphanies private moments of triumph and failure or what Virginia Woolf called moments of being Virginia Woolf speaks somewhere of her earliest childhood memory of being in bed as a very young child and listening to the sound of the waves distantly breaking on the beach out in the night She believed the experience remained at the very heart of her inner life a kind of oracle The native ground from where all her shoots would spring forth Authenticity for her was to be found in the secret and unspoken experiences of life her moments of being All six characters in The Waves experience a similar crucible childhood moment A haunting moment of sensibility which will subseuently act as a motif in the uest to know intimacy and achieve identity The opening section of The Waves a depiction of the dawning of day calls to mind the act of creation itself For she is uestioning the origins and nature of consciousness in this novel Except no god appears Instead we see nature as a dispassionate encompassing force locked into its relentless merciless rhythms The first section introduces us to the six children and their first impressions of the world around them Baptism comes here not in church but when the nurse sueezes a sponge and sends rivulets of sensation down the spines of the six children An early indication of how Woolf will concentrate on private rather than public events to build the biographies of her six characters By the end of the first part all six are identifying themselves in relation to each other all six are struggling with fears and insecurities all six jarred and flailing in their attempts to achieve identity as for example Rhoda Let me pull myself out of these waters But they heap themselves on me they sweep me between their great shoulders I am turned I am tumbled I am stretched among these long lights these long waves these endless paths with people pursuing pursuing Each section depicts the next phase in the lifespan of the characters And in each section prevails the endless repetition of the sound and rhythm of the waves Ultimately the suggestion is that it s only through sensibility our creative inner life that we are able to achieve love forge abiding worth and find the fellowship that are the principle sources of light and warmth in life It s left to Bernard the writer to draw some sort of conclusion And in me too the wave risesit swells it arches its back I am aware once of a new desire something rising beneath me like the proud horse whose rider first spurs and then pulls back What enemy do we now perceive advancing against us you whom I ride now as we stand pawing this stretch of pavement It is death Death is the enemy It is death against whom I ride with my spear couched and my hair flying back like a young man s like Percival s when he galloped in India I strike spurs into my horse Against you I will fling myself unvanuished and unyielding O Death

CHARACTERS Ñ ASICSRUNNINGSHOESOUTLET.US ´ Virginia WoolfThe Waves

REVIEW ↠ The Waves F draws her characters from the inside revealing them through their thoughts and interior solilouies As their understanding of nature’s trials grows the chorus of narrative voices blends together in miraculous harmony remarking not only on the inevitable death. The sun rose Its rays fell in sharp wedges inside the room Whatever the light touched became dowered with a fanatical existence A plate was like a white lake A knife looked like a dagger of ice Suddenly my copy of The Waves became alive as the clouds on the cover page started floating in resplendent movements and the water of the ocean moved swiftly over the edges of several dog eared pages carrying along thousands of words written upon them to a world they rightfully belongs to Drifting in the cradle of nature under the roof of blueblack sky amidst beauty they could euate with Merging into the ubiuitous elements of the cosmos they were finally home The wavesfinally broke outI m stunned I m in a dire need of phrases Right phrases Perfect phrases Phrases that can describe a smidgen of splendor this book contain But I m inadeuate Immensely inadeuate I wish I were a poet or a writer I m neither and I have no one to blame Yet I m vacillating between being angry and being envious Angry with Envious Of I better avoid uestions and negative words This is not the right place when this is THE right book I m in awe of Virginia Woolf That s like it I mI I I she busted this very I with her mesmerizing sentences in The Waves Waves that can t exist in isolation They need water they need wind and they need rhythm They need to be the sum total to be a whole Likewise Bernard Susan Louis Jinny Neville and Rhoda who have their individual lives but they also exist to fulfill other lives The lives of their friends their lovers and eventually their ownThis is my second outing with Virginia Woolf By way of To the Lighthouse I treaded my path towards the shore while assessing the depth of the ocean and the vastness of horizon in order to prepare myself to tackle the waves But kindly mark my words here nothing can prepare you for that I have taken a vow after reading The Waves that I ll never entitle any book as my favorite until and unless I read all the great novels the world of literature has to offer It seems improbable but fascinating to think of because otherwise I believe it s nothing but a folly an unfair judgment on our part I can say never before though Yes Never before I ve read a book like this Its beauty is excruciating to the extent that on several occasions I had to stop reading it It was intolerable to carry on with so much magnificence on display as if you re witnessing the creation of the world with your naked eyes The book follows the lives of six friends and their individual thought processes from childhood to their youth from marriage to children from middle age to death The whole book is in the form of internal monologues with few initial elucidations about who is thinking what but that too is later withdrawn by Woolf with a belief in readers I suppose that they ll identify the characters through their cerebration only This does make it sound a bit difficult and apparently boring but it s not it can t be It can be slightly demanding of your concentration but it s sure to hook you from the very first sentence so it won t be hard to focus except when you start ruminating about your life only That s where another brilliance of this novel lies It s so easy to relate with it May be not with specifics but the generalities it implies We have chosen now or sometimes it seems the choice was made for us a pair of tongs pinched us between the shoulders I chose I took the print of life not outwardly but inwardly upon the raw the white the unprotected fibre I am clouded and bruised with the print of minds and faces and things so subtle that they have smell colour texture substance but no name Our lives are nothing but a multitude of moments of choices made of friends found and lost of replacements of connections made of books read of words written of mistakes committed of lessons learnt of stories told of finding ourselves We know all this to some extent and probably Woolf also knew that everybody know this but still she went on to write something uniue to show rather than tell She aimed at finding a thread a fine thread that binds us all together She shows what makes us all different and yet makes us one She shows the power of one single person one single moment which is enough to act as a unifying force There is poetry yes There is lyrical prose too There is music and rhythm There is no plot I m writing the waves to a rhythm not to a plot True There is saturation of every atom Everything is here everything In the process of my reading I was wondering if she used custom made words but no I ve come across them before but they never sound so enchanting to me And that s how it is Sometimes we read thousands of words and not a single one of them rings true and sometimes we happen upon a book like The Waves in which every single word is conveying a truth of our being I m not sure how consciously I have been able to follow the stream of thoughts of various characters but I know this much I have read this book now and I found a part of my past in musings of Jinny and Louis a part of my present in musings of Susan and Bernard an appreciation and anticipation for my future in musings of Rhoda and Neville I ll read this book again hoping to find a part of my then past present and future The euation of tenses will change but the words shall remain intact in their truth and beauty Those of you who haven t read it please do yourself a favor and read it soon Read it coming Thursday or Saturday Read it coming July or September Read it in 2014 or 2025 Just read it before you die Now begins to rise in me the familiar rhythm words that have lain dormant now lift now toss their crests and fall and rise and fall and rise again I am a poet yes

Virginia Woolf ´ 1 REVIEW

REVIEW ↠ The Waves Of individuals but on the eternal connection of everyone The novel that most epitomizes Virginia Woolf’s theories of fiction in the working form The Waves is an amazing book very much ahead of its time It is a poetic dreamscape visual experimental and thrilli. I am in a fever Awareness is heightened Words have purple shadows Sentences gleam yellow greenParagraphs are lined in reddish goldEverything shimmers sharp as waves in sunlight The normal is abolishedVoices roll towards me one upon another declaim their truth and roll away again one upon another the arc of each voice different the rhythm the same Bernard Susan Louis Bernard Rhoda Neville Jinny Bernard Louis Neville Susan BernardSusan Louis Neville BernardBernard Bernard Bernard BernardSix names six faces surging toward the light Six names six faces falling away each in turn Until only one remains BernardAnd Bernard says Sit with me and I do And he describes the voices describes them all And he drops phrases one upon another Measures out life drop by drop I strike the table with a spoon If I could measure things with compasses I would but since my measure is a phrase I make phrasesAnd meantime women shuffle past the window And the clock ticks on And Bernard makes his phrases I conceive myself called upon to provide some winter s night a meaning for all my observations a line that runs from one to anothera summing up that completesBut solilouies in back streets soon pallI need an audience That is my downfallBernard punctuates with repetitions a symphony with its concord and its discord and its tunes on top and its complicated bass beneath And meantime women shuffle past with shopping bagsAnd always the chained beast stampingAnd Bernard s phrases I only come into existence when the plumber or the horse dealer or whoever it may be says something which sets me alight Then how lovely the smoke of my phrase is rising and falling flaunting and falling upon red lobsters and yellow fruit wreathing them into one beautyAnd meantime women carrying baskets And the tablecloth and its yellow stain And the recurring drop that falls And time says Bernard lets fall its drop The drop that has formed on the roof of the soul falls On the roof of my mind time forming lets fall its dropThis falling drop is time tapering to a pointAs a drop falls from a glass heavy with some sediment time fallsAnd meantime women carrying pitchers on their headsAnd the constant naming of the days Tuesday follows Monday Wednesday Tuesday Each spreads the same ripple Drop upon drop says Bernard silence falls It forms on the roof of the mind and falls into pools beneath For ever alone alone alone hear silence fall and sweep its rings to the farthest edges Gorged and replete solid with middle aged content I whom loneliness destroys let silence fall drop by dropThere is the recurring theme of the shark fin revolving far out in the waves the fin of inspiration leaning over this parapet I see far out a waste of water A fin turnsthe fin that rises in the wastes of silence and thensinks back into the depths spreading around it a little ripple of satisfaction contentThere are the sheep advancing remorselessly through the narrative in that wooden way of theirs step by step on stiff pointed legsThere is the grindstone the rush of the great grindstone within an inch of my headThere are moths which sailing through the room had shadowed the immense solidity of chairs and tables with floating wingsAnd Jinny s yellow scarf is moth coloured in the lightThere is love and hateThere is the colour purpleThere is a red carnation in a vaseThere are stoats nailed to stable doorsThere are white petal ships floating in brown oceansAnd Bernard s voice no longer making phrases Nothing nothing nothing broke with its fin that leaden waste of watersBut always the waves fell withdrew and fell again like the thud of a great beast stamping

  • Paperback
  • 297
  • The Waves
  • Virginia Woolf
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9780156949606