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Dunnit!
(No, not "Dunnett", that's entirely different.)

I finished the essay yesterday and submitted it online, then handed in a hard copy this morning. One does wonder why it couldn't be marked online too, but never mind. The important thing is that I can put Virginia Woolf back in her box and nail it down. OTOH, I'm planning to read more of Winifred Holtby some time.

Many thanks to my flisters who offered me support, suggestions and links - some of them were really useful and made it into the final essay. 6,514 words out of a maximum of 6,600. Oh yes.

Now back to our scheduled service. In this case it means reading two plays by Edward Bond and one by Harold Pinter for this time tomorrow. One of the Bond plays was last produced in London in Hammersmith, directed by someone I taught back in the 80s. Funny how these things work.

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lost_spook From: lost_spook Date: January 14th, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done! \o/
gillo From: gillo Date: January 15th, 2013 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: January 14th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
The important thing is that I can put Virginia Woolf back in her box and nail it down.

Hurrah!
gillo From: gillo Date: January 14th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Schroedinger's Woolf?
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: January 14th, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds good to me - and we are probably not interested enough to ever lift the lid to see...
gillo From: gillo Date: January 15th, 2013 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
So she'll never know if she's avant garde or pretentious.
chickenfeet2003 From: chickenfeet2003 Date: January 15th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
That's the one where the gender is ambivalent up to observation...
gillo From: gillo Date: January 15th, 2013 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
And even then may change at no notice. You can know either the gender or the orientation, but not both at once.
oursin From: oursin Date: January 14th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you can get hold of it, Holtby's Letters to a Friend (Jean McWilliam, whom she met in the WAACs, and who then went out to South Africa) is adorable, I love her even more than before.

Did you read her study of Woolf? it's rather wonderful, if only because it doesn't have to take on board decades of Woolf studies and the strip-mining of the Bloomsbury Grou[.
gillo From: gillo Date: January 14th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read the first chapter and the chapter about ROO and Orlando.

I felt she was trying hard to be sympathetic, but wasn't completely overwhelmed by it. I'm now planning to read The Crowded Street. Frankly, I find her far more interesting than Woolf.

Thanks again for your help.
spikesdeb From: spikesdeb Date: January 14th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very well done! I bet it's such a relief, and a sense of achievement all rolled into one. I feel your pain - I'm doing Wordsworth at the moment and I've never understood his appeal. Meh. Now Byron, Keats, Blake - lovely, bring it on. I find Wordsworth insipid somehow. So, enjoy moving on and good luck for the result.
gillo From: gillo Date: January 15th, 2013 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The rest are going to be much more fun. I have a 6,000 word creative piece with a 2,000-word reflective commentary to complete for next month, but most of that is done - it's just editing now.
chickenfeet2003 From: chickenfeet2003 Date: January 15th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Remember that fuss about a student production of "Saved" back in the day?
gillo From: gillo Date: January 15th, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's always going to be fuss about Saved. I re-read it last night. Do not like. It's a Daily Mail presentation of the underclass.
yvonnet From: yvonnet Date: January 16th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it all sounds hard work! Virginia Woolf was mean to Lydia Lopokova, so I don't like her :(

When you want something less demanding to read, I'll send you a link to something I found amusing
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