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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Septimus; the hatred Clarissa experiences as a hoofed brute within herself; and the resemblance of the German outcast Doris Kilman to a “prehistoric monster” (123), for example. Through these and other unreconstructed images of “man” as the animal of the polis, Woolf unearths the very fan- tasy by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... eventually brings the war up to the surface of her texts through characters like veteran Septimus Warren Smith, but in doing so she raises questions not only of individuals’ and their larger culture’s avoidance but also of their memories. In other words, Woolf’s evocations of glass still alert us in a sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... scientific humanist arrogance that lies behind the character of Dr. Bradshaw in the novel. It expands our understanding of Septimus and allows us to take more seriously some of his more seemingly marginal comments and thoughts about animals. And it astutely delineates the Darwinian undertone to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the lunatic disillusionment of the cynical and mentally maimed war veteran Septimus Smith into a protracted elegy for military sacrifice and for the lingering effects of “shell shock,” afflicting more than a quarter of the soldiers who survived the unspeakable horrors of combat during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
... ful social institutions” (82). And yet, as we shall see, when evasion shades into disorder—as with the shell-shocked war veteran Septimus Warren Smith—it might not be quite so liberatory. Walkowitz’s reading ofWoolf begins with an excellent discussion of “The Mark on the Wall,” a story that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... news of the suicide of Septimus Smith, related to her by one of her guests at her party, Septimus’s doctor, highlights her post-illness anti-conventional perspective: “in an act of interior vision, she undergoes Septimus’s death, thus allowing herself to accept aging and death as harsh human...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
....” With Mrs. Dalloway her example, Olson compares the inward turn of Septimus with Clarissa’s normalizing, anxiety-absorbing immersion in “unselfconscious routines” (67). 723 Brooke Horvath Like Joyce, Woolf finds the “main quality of the ordinary” to be its elusiveness, however...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... ( DSM-III ) until 1980, after the Vietnam War. In other words, the psychological damage resulting from experiencing war is itself now recognizable as medical trauma ( Higonnet 2001 , xiv). This belated insight has led to rereadings of literary World War I veterans such as Virginia Woolf’s Septimus Smith...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Septimus’s hallucinations in Mrs. Dallmuay. The memory of Mrs. Ramsay is the catalyst that animates Lily’s vision, but the vision must be perpetually remade. Now again, moved as she was by some instinctive need of distance and blue, she looked at the bay beneath her, making hillocks of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of Septimus Smith in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, invocations of Charles Lyell’s geological deep time in Forster’s A Passage to India, and the burning of a copy of The Descent of Man in the opening pages of Ivy Compton-Burnett’s A House and its Head. These multiple, various textual appearances...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
... organized English, you can as they say open the door and be in anyone else’s room in all your own multiform forms and ideas and facets? Wallace here reworks Clarissa’s idea in Mrs. Dalloway that, for Septimus Smith, “death was an attempt to communicate” (180), and his image of an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
... (1922): “I will show you fear in a handful of dust” (2001, 30). In Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (1925), a skywriting plane inspires assorted Londoners to look upward, each ascribing lexical meaning to what at first seems like a random assortment of letters. For Septimus Smith, the pareidolic urge stirs his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 325–354.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., revisiting with nearly obsessive repetitiveness the events of 1915-19 that had scarred her,21 Friedman’s reading is certainly plausible. Natalia’s death, like a ghoulish echo of the death of Pound’s Hugh Selwyn Mauberley or Woolf’s Septimus Smith, might well stage H.D.’s exorcism of a...