Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy
Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence
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By Kirsty Martin In Virginia Woolf's 1931 modernist novel 'The Waves' her character Neville, looking around in a chapel service at school, is suddenly transfixed by his friend Percival: "But look ' he flicks his hand to the back of his neck. For such gestures one falls hopelessly in love for a lifetime." Neville is captivated, and overwhelmed, by Percival's gesture here. Capturing this moment, Woolf's language becomes gesturative too...
Posted on April 17, 2013
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