Myths versus Novels

By |2021-03-23T16:30:10-05:00February 28th, 2021|Categories: E.B., Eva Brann, Fiction, Literature, Myth, Senior Contributors, St. John's College, Virginia Woolf|

Although myths and novels belong to different categories, they are alike in being the venues of human figures who are not presented as images of actually existent, “real-world” people. They have their being in a specific work of art, a drama or a narrative, such as the “Oresteia,” or a novel, such as Edith Wharton’s [...]

A World Without Meaning: “Mrs. Dalloway”

By |2019-04-07T10:50:27-05:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Featured, George A. Panichas, Literature, Virginia Woolf|

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 “handsome [...]

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

By |2019-04-07T10:50:36-05:00July 25th, 2016|Categories: Featured, George A. Panichas, Literature, Virginia Woolf, War|

“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 experiences [...]

Death, Disenchantment, & “Mrs. Dalloway”

By |2019-04-07T10:50:42-05:00July 18th, 2016|Categories: Featured, George A. Panichas, Literature, Virginia Woolf, War|

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 personal [...]

Go to Top