Intensely visionary yet absorbed with the everyday; experimental, daring and challenging, The Waves is regarded by many as Virginia Woolf’s greatest achievement.
It follows a set of six friends from childhood to middle age as they experience the world around them and explore who they are and what it means to be alive. As the contours of their lives are revealed, a unique novel is slowly unveiled.
Enfolded within Woolf’s lyrical and mysterious language, the mundane takes on a startling new significance while distant pasts are no less in play than the clamorous sounds and kaleidoscopic sights of the modern city. Yet precisely where the alluringly enigmatic pages of The Waves are leading, and what deeper meanings are held within its undulant chapters and shimmering interludes, are questions that have never ceased to enthral readers and critics alike.
I Was Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Often dismissed as difficult, The Waves is a book that should be heard rather than read. And I don’t mean buying the audio-version. I mean the kind of deep listening we give to a friend who needs...Read more