A World Without Meaning: “Mrs. Dalloway”

By |2019-04-07T10:50:27-05:00August 4th, 2016|

Its contemplation of evil makes “Mrs. Dalloway” a modern classic that speaks in a universal language and has universal meaning… The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing process in an acclaimed book that appeared in 1922, Disenchantment. To read Montague’s text regarding his own personal experiences in the war and how [...]

Soldiers, Shell Shock, & Sadness in “Mrs. Dalloway”

By |2019-04-07T10:50:36-05:00July 25th, 2016|

“Mrs. Dalloway” has as one of its primary reference points the life and fate of a psychologically maimed soldier who has returned from the Western Front… The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing process in an acclaimed book that appeared in 1922, Disenchantment. To read Montague’s text regarding his own personal [...]

Death, Disenchantment, & “Mrs. Dalloway”

By |2019-04-07T10:50:42-05:00July 18th, 2016|

To read “Mrs. Dalloway” is to re-experience the full violence of war inflicted on body and soul and mind and to comprehend the ravages of cruel history… The British writer, C.E. Montague (1867–1929) poignantly describes this debasing process in an acclaimed book that appeared in 1922, Disenchantment. To read Montague’s text regarding his own [...]

The Beauty of the Past

By |2015-07-01T15:01:28-05:00July 8th, 2015|

“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” —Virginia Woolf […]