Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), English modernist writer.

Etymologies

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Woolf +‎ -ian

Examples

  • "An Unwritten Novel" offers the Woolfian detailed eye on a train journey, likewise "The Shooting Party" imagines the significant events that may have led to the opening gambit of the story

    The Mark on the Wall

  • In The Hours Cunningham presented his inner monologues in the sallies and lulls of Woolfian reflection, with its easy reach from the trivial to the sublime, its oscillations of mood.

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham

  • In The Hours Cunningham presented his inner monologues in the sallies and lulls of Woolfian reflection, with its easy reach from the trivial to the sublime, its oscillations of mood.

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • "An Unwritten Novel" offers the Woolfian detailed eye on a train journey, likewise "The Shooting Party" imagines the significant events that may have led to the opening gambit of the story

    The Mark on the Wall

  • In The Hours Cunningham presented his inner monologues in the sallies and lulls of Woolfian reflection, with its easy reach from the trivial to the sublime, its oscillations of mood.

    Alan Hollinghurst On Michael Cunningham: The New York Review Of Books

  • "An Unwritten Novel" offers the Woolfian detailed eye on a train journey, likewise "The Shooting Party" imagines the significant events that may have led to the opening gambit of the story

    47 entries from February 2008

  • Veronica's brother Liam has committed suicide in grand Woolfian style but on Brighton seafront, stones in the pocket the lot and having arranged to identify the body and bring him back to Ireland there is the matter of the wake and the funeral to be endured.

    51 entries from August 2007

  • Liam has committed suicide in grand Woolfian style but on Brighton seafront, stones in the pocket the lot and having arranged to identify the body and bring him back to Ireland there is the matter of the wake and the funeral to be endured.

    48 entries from October 2007

  • Liam has committed suicide in grand Woolfian style but on Brighton seafront, stones in the pocket the lot and having arranged to identify the body and bring him back to Ireland there is the matter of the wake and the funeral to be endured.

    It's a winner

  • Her Woolfian Modernism is expressed also in her reluctance to admit the relevance of such personal factors as sex, class and the like, to the artistic process, as a conversation with a fictional (male!) writer in her first novel And Moon in the Valley of Ayalon (Hebrew, 1971) clearly attests.

    Amalia Kahana-Carmon.

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