The Years

The Years The most popular of Virginia Woolf s novels during her lifetime The Years is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of the century edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson i

  • Title: The Years
  • Author: Virginia Woolf
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  • Page: 242
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  • The most popular of Virginia Woolf s novels during her lifetime, The Years is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of the century, edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson in Penguin Modern Classics.The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs mapped out againstThe most popular of Virginia Woolf s novels during her lifetime, The Years is a savage indictment of British society at the turn of the century, edited with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson in Penguin Modern Classics.The Years is the story of three generations of the Pargiter family their intimacies and estrangements, anxieties and triumphs mapped out against the bustling rhythms of London s streets during the first decades of the twentieth century Growing up in a typically Victorian household, the Pargiter children must learn to find their footing in an alternative world, where the rules of etiquette have shifted from the drawing room to the air raid shelter A work of fluid and dazzling lucidity, The Years eschews a simple line of development in favour of a varied and constantly changing style, emphasises the radical discontinuity of personal experiences and historical events Virginia Woolf s penultimate novel celebrates the resilience of the individual self and, in her dazzlingly fluid and distinctive voice, she confidently paints a broad canvas across time, generation and class.Virginia Woolf 1882 1941 is regarded as a major 20th century author and essayist, a key figure in literary history as a feminist and modernist, and the centre of The Bloomsbury Group This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth century British culture Between 1925 and 1931 Virginia Woolf produced what are now regarded as her finest masterpieces, from Mrs Dalloway 1925 to the poetic and highly experimental novel The Waves 1931 She also maintained an astonishing output of literary criticism, short fiction, journalism and biography, including the playfully subversive Orlando 1928 and A Room of One s Own 1929 a passionate feminist essay.If you enjoyed The Years, you might also like Ford Madox Ford s Parade s End, also available in Penguin Classics Inspired a brilliant fantasia of all Time s problems, age and youth, change and performance, truth and illusion The Times Literary Supplement

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    1. Virginia Woolf

      Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway 1925 , To the Lighthouse 1927 , and Orlando 1928 , and the book length essay A Room of One s Own 1929 with its famous dictum, a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

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    1. May 2nd 2015The Years is Virginia Woolf's ninth novel, and since it is composed of a series of vignettes about the Pargiter family covering a fifty year period, it is tempting to review it as if it was an old photograph album, one of those with layers of tissue to protect the images. As we slide the delicate paper aside, each image gradually assembles itself:1880. A family group. The bewhiskered patriarch is squarely camped on the only chair, one elbow propped against a little table on which sit [...]

    2. 611. The Years, Virginia Woolfعنوانها: سال‌ها ؛ نویسنده: ویرجینیا وولف؛ انتشاراتیها: (نگاه، امیرکبیر و ) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و ششم ماه دسامبر سال 2007 میلادیعنوان: سال‌ها؛ نویسنده: ویرجینیا وولف؛ مترجم: فرهاد بدریزاده؛ تهران، نگاه، 1377؛ در 568 ص؛ شابک: 9646174604؛ چاپ سوم 1385؛ چاپ دیگر: [...]

    3. I will not call the early going a slog, but the novel did fail to engage me until page 140 or so. After that, all was well. The novel took off as a proper Virginia Woolf novel should. By the end of the long party scene which closes the book I was familiarly dazzled. I have to admit that I find the content almost unsummarizable. There's no plot to speak of. It's the technique that astonishes. Woolf's concern is not the quotidian, and often not the particular, but the structural. There are any num [...]

    4. That is true, Rose thought as she took her pudding. That is myself. Again she had the odd feeling being two people at the same time.It has been months since I read The Years. There have been many books in my life. Light bulbs switched on and off over my head. They glow and brightness hot to the touch. I don't know how long they'll last but they often come back when I had been trying too hard to get inside other windows. Hey, you forgot about it and left all of the lights on. This next part might [...]

    5. The Years by Virginia Woolf is the story of the Pargiter family.   The story starts in 1880 and the family is headed by Colonel Abel Pargiter.  The colonel has seven children (Eleanor, Edward, Milly, Delia, Morris, Rose, Martin) and a sickly wife.  In Woolf's style, some details are left out and considered not important such as the name of the Colonel's wife.  Her death which is written in more detail than To the Lighthouse's Prue Ramsay's death, which was passed along to the reader in pa [...]

    6. Other reviews tell me that this isn't as good as Mrs Dalloway or To The Lighthouse - having read all three books now, I will concede the Mrs Dalloway point, but I think I liked The Years better than To the Lighthouse. The two stories are similar, in that they deal with an extended family and the perspective switches from person to person and the closest you get to an action scene is everyone sitting around and talking, but the scope of The Years is much wider (it deals with several generations o [...]

    7. Everybody was like "this is really conventional Woolf," and I was like, "Really? I mean, is she every really conventional?" and people were like, "Dood, this is nowhere near as good as To the Lighthouse or The Waves, so don't get your hopes up," and I was like, "Well I haven't read The Waves," and people were like, "What Dood? You never read The Waves? I'm not sure we can have this conversation," and I was like, "Oh man, I'd better read The Waves, but first I have to read The Years for class, yo [...]

    8. But you may ask why The Years and not Mrs. Dalloway first? I don't know. I think it was a fortunate to find it in my local library and by reading a few pages of it, I realized that I must read it first. Did you know that I tried to read Mrs. Dalloway for more than 3 times, and even once I read almost half of the book, but I failed to finish it? I was losing my hope. I thought Woolf is not my type. Reading A room of one's own opened my eyes to many things. That Virginia Woolf mainly concentrates [...]

    9. Reviewed in conjunction with Margery Sharp's Lise Lillywhite One of the things I do in Geneva is hang out at the local flea market trying to suppress my urge to preserve dead lives. Every week you'll see people disrespectfully pawing over the beloved libraries of the deceased, libraries which with possibly indecent haste, have been taken away by market vendors who, I can imagine, don't pay a cent for them. It is merely enough that they are willing to cart them off. There in the market they sit [...]

    10. The story is composed of fragments, moments taken from an entire life. There are things we remember better than other. Some things we forget completely until someone mentions it and than we seem to remember little fragments of the story. It is not always the most important things we remember; it can be just like a shadow that covers a piece of the wall without making difference. What Woolf does is, she constructs a complete novel of assembled fragments of the lives of the family Pargiter. So a c [...]

    11. This is my fourth reading because it is a novel that speaks to me ; my very essence I grew up in a four storey Victorian terraced house with faded William Morris wallpaper and service bells in the hallway. The past was always present and maybe we all lived in the past even then How do you describe the passing of the years ? Your years ? Your family' s years or your country s years ?Family members die , political parties too and wars are waged and what remains ? what is reliable ? ; if anything. [...]

    12. Това е най-добрият роман, който съм чел на Вирджиния Улф досега. Елеанор Парджитър е най-добрата жена героиня, която съм срещал в литературата.Не мога да кажа нищо повече, освен да посоча най-лесния за мен извод - романът е брилянтен.През цялото време се сещах за един пасаж от [...]

    13. Oh god, family sagas, right? Who invented them and why did they hate excitement? Like, are they a family of extragalactic creatures or something, or should I take a nap, because I’d kinda rather do literally anything else, watching paint dry not excluded, than read about some family’s oh-so-immersing trials and tribulations, over many years. I’ve got my own family to deal with, good luck topping that saga. Maybe I’m the problem, who knows. Trembling with anticipation at the thought of re [...]

    14. Le stelle, ovviamente, rappresentano il mio gradimentoPur riconoscendo l’indiscusso talento della Woolf non sono riuscita a farmelo piacereHo apprezzato moltissimo le descrizioni degli interni ed esterni, ciononostante non mi ha preso per nulla ed inoltre ho dovuto farmi una lista dei personaggi, perché perdevo continuamente il filo del racconto . Terminato a fatica, scusa Virginia: non siamo in sintonia 😔

    15. I found reading this novel tough and tiring, in other words, it didn’t literally hook me when I started reading “1891,” its second chapter. Presumably known to readers, it has no content page so I would create one from this publication in the meantime so that we can realize its scope as an overview:Chapter 1 1880 (p. 3)Chapter 2 1891 (p. 89)Chapter 3 1907 (p. 129)Chapter 4 1908 (p. 146)Chapter 5 1910 (p. 160)Chapter 6 1911 (p. 192)Chapter 7 1913 (p. 214)Chapter 8 1914 (p. 224) Chapter 9 19 [...]

    16. "The Pargiters", "Here and Now", finally entitled "The Years" - a grand book of exquisite beauty - maturity, I suppose, tight and dense, a clear vision, a finely cut gem in her crown of achievements. She said in her diary: "It’s different from the others of course: has I think, more 'real' life in it; more blood and bone." (11/30/1936). At some point, she referred to it as "that misery" in her diary, but there is so much love in how it is written, and reading the process of her writing it, it [...]

    17. I've been afraid of Virginia Woolf for many years (bad joke unabashedly intended). I didn't think I would be able to understand or feel at home in her writing, it being too cleverly crafted, too intellectual, or too eccentric. I was wrong, and regret waiting so long to find out. Going to history museums when I was younger, I would notice the smell of old things: that particular cracked-leathery smell - similar to the smell of libraries and old paper. I have always wondered, "but is this what the [...]

    18. The sunlight-dappled passages of 'The Years', deciduous and delirious with Woolf's painterly vision hold the key to understanding Woolf's view of the world as an atmosphere of beauty enveloped in a haze of  human melancholy, regret and isolation; although 'The Years' ostensibly follows the Pargiter family, the true star is the city of London. Verdant and vibrant, from the tree-lined streets to  bilious  lamp-light which imbued London with a sickly luminescence, to the maze like streets which [...]

    19. I kept thinking, as I read this, that it was Virginia's material put down in Katherine Mansfield's style. I particularly enjoy that sort of sweet, gently pattering prose, -- though from Virginia it feels curiously disembodied. Her sensory perceptions are well articulated, but her focus is ultimately social. (My personal bias favors singularity). Indeed, the story could be considered purely social as there isn't even a central narrative consciousness. This was her last novel and, in a way, it doe [...]

    20. It's difficult for me to review a book like this. I really want to like it, but I guess my tastes in literature do not include Virginia Woolf's "stream of conciousness" style of writing. Every character 'dumps' his or her thoughts on you and most of the time don't even finish their thoughts. Also the dialogue is random and unfinished. In the end I felt like I didn't learn anything from the book.To me it doesn't read like a book. It's best to describe it as a series of paintings. You follow the P [...]

    21. I didn't like Virginia Woolf's work when I first read it long ago. It was Mrs Dalloway or To the Lighthouse, I can't remember. It seemed all a big fuss about nothing to me, and I thought if she had poverty or a job grinding the life out of her she might well be better off.I'm not sure I was wrong. Still, I wouldn't wish that on anyone.A year or so ago my partner convinced me to read Orlando and I loved it, found it hilarious and imaginative and thought provoking.The Years explained some of this [...]

    22. Maybe because this book came right after my reading of T.S Eliot's Early Poems and the correspondence between members of The Bloomsbury Group, I had little patience for the casual anti-semitic comment in this one. Virginia Woolf is one of the greatest writers that I have read, and this book has objectively great moments, and were it not for her anti-semitism, mainly found in her letters and diaries creeping for the first time (as far as I can tell) into her fiction, it would've been easier for m [...]

    23. “There must be another life, she thought, sinking back into her chair, exasperated. Not in dreams; but here and now, in this room, with living people. She felt as if she were standing on the edge of a precipice with her hair blown back; she was about to grasp something that just evaded her. There must be another life, here and now, she repeated. This is too short, too broken. We know nothing, even about ourselves.”

    24. Fleeting MomentsBut Eleanor was standing with her back to them. She was watching a taxi that was gliding slowly round the square. It stopped in front of a house two doors down."Aren't they lovely?" said Delia, holding out the flowers.Eleanor started."The roses? Yes" she said. But she was watching the cab. A young man had got out; he paid the driver. Then a girl in a tweed travelling suit followed him. He fitted his latch-key to the door. "There," Eleanor murmured, as he opened the door and they [...]

    25. This novel gets too much hate among Woolfians, which I can now say, having read it--and being, you know, the final word on "good" and "bad" Woolf. (Of course, there is no such thing as the latter. Then again, I haven't read her biography of Fry, which is hear is just torture.) It's a family saga in the old sense of it, & for those thinking she's going to entirely upturn that literary tradition by the bare fact of her being V Woolf, well, you probably will be disappointed. It's about as conve [...]

    26. "There must be another life, she thought, sinking back into her chair, exasperated. Not in dreams; but here and now, in this room, with living people."While reading this I found myself thinking, this doesn't sound like her, it's way too simple but then a few pages in my mind went wide and dizzy: oh but it is Virginia Woolf! In all her unadulterated glory! This book is like a sunny afternoon, she has an intricate way of drawing you into worlds of her own. People, places, thoughts and trees. I cou [...]

    27. It pains me to rate this only a three - I think there's a complexity to it that Woolf was aiming for but didn't quite achieve, which is interesting because it's probably the most linear of her novels. It pales in comparison to my favourites of hers, but the writing is still top notch. It just makes me want to revisit Mrs Dalloway and Orlando and To the Lighthouse and The Waves if you are looking for Virginia at her best read one of those instead.

    28. Farkındalık ve anı yaşamak için yoga derslerine, mindfulness kurslarına paralar akıtmanıza gerek yok. Çünkü şöyle oluyor, hoca diyor ki: "Farket, gözlerini kapat ve etraftaki sesleri duy. Şimdi gözlerini aç ve karşında ne görüyorsan farket.”Ben gözlerimi kapatıyorum, duysam duysam araba sesi duyuyorum, en iyi ihtimalle havlayan bir köpek, şanslıysam kuş, bazen de siren sesi. Gözümü açtığımda karşımda yaprakları görüyorum. Aaa yaprak hareket ediyor, öyley [...]

    29. The Years is a tough book. I thought this many times while I was reading it, and I kept waiting for that time when things started to click into place and I figured out what Virginia Woolf was up to doing. And while I did come to some conclusions, I'm not sure the journey was worth it for me.The novel chronicles approximately 50 years in the Pargiter family. The novel begins when the many Pargiter children almost all live at home (except for the two eldest). The long first section, set in 1880, i [...]

    30. ويرجينيا وولف رمان (سال‌ها) را در سال 1932 شروع به نوشتن كرد. پيش از اين رمان، وولف آثار زير را در كارنامه خود داشت:سفر به بيرون (1915شب و روز(1919اتاق جيكوب(1922خانم دالووي(1925به سوي فانوس دريايي(1927اورلاندو(1928موج‌ها(1931رمان (سال‌ها) پس از 5 سال نوشتن و بازنويسي در سال 1937 منتشر شد. پس از چ [...]

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