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A Different kind of X Factor – Part II

If you read my last blog, you’ll know that as part of Loose Muse’s 10th Birthday celebrations we unveiled a banner that included the names of our Top Ten Iconics – ten women writers as chosen by members of the Loose Muse Editorial Group and myself for their quality, uniqueness and the contribution they’d made to world literature. 459 more words

Leaden circles dissolve in the air

Re-reading “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf

As I’ve mentioned before, way back in the early 1980s, in my early days of exploratory reading, I stumbled across the book “Literary Women” by Ellen Moers. 1,106 more words

Best of Virginia Woolf's quotes

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” … 117 more words


but the style is tedious

“By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. ‘Tis waking that kills us. He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life —( and so on for six pages if you will, but the style is tedious and may well be dropped).”

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando


their songs ran together in swift scales

“Now and again their songs ran together in swift scales like the interlacings of a mountain stream whose waters, meeting, foam and then mix, and hasten quicker and quicker down the same channel, brushing the same broad leaves. 11 more words


We are all pellets

“Did he not only wish to continue the sequence of the story which he never stops telling himself? He began it when he rolled his bread into pellets as a child. 61 more words


I now break into my hoard of life

“We roar again through blackness. And I lie back; I give myself up to rapture; I think that at the end of the tunnel I enter a lamp-lit room with chairs, into one of which I sink, much admired, my dress billowing round me. 53 more words