Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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Between The Acts, by Virginia Woolf

I thought this was really excellent - a short novel written and set just before the second world war, published shortly after the author's death by her own hand; on the surface, it's a story of manners about a village pageant for Empire Day, but in fact there are deep currents of violence, both sexual and colonial, running through it and colouring everything that happens for the attentive reader. A really disturbing book in some ways. I'm becoming a bit of a fan.
Tags: bookblog 2015, writer: virginia woolf
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