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Sit and chat awhile with Virginia Woolf!

Who can turn the world on with her stream of consciousness writing?

Who can take a perfect day, and suddenly make it all seem miserable and vile?

Well it’s you girl, and you should know it! With each little word and phrase you show it!

Depressions is all around, no need to waste it, fill your pockets full of stones and walk in to the river

You’re going under the water after all

Deep under the water after all!

This is where people will be leaving their suicide notes. Really, placing this by a river, have they no shame?

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by Anonymousreply 34November 25, 2022 1:31 AM

It’s nice to see the sculptor of the first Lucy statue got more work!

by Anonymousreply 1November 16, 2022 11:05 PM

This representation is not an accurate representation of Virginia Woolf's genius.

She may have lolled around in private places but not in a public place. She wasn't the sort of person who welcomed intimacy with strangers.

I don't think it quite appropriate.

by Anonymousreply 2November 16, 2022 11:12 PM

Seriously, Woolf was deep in Literary Society, and would have been horrified to see tourists or emo nitwits posing with her likeness!

If the Emo nitwits know about her at all.

by Anonymousreply 3November 16, 2022 11:18 PM

[quote] nitwits

80% of all those times that Datalounge nitwits mention her… they misspell her name.

by Anonymousreply 4November 16, 2022 11:53 PM

She was happy and relaxed with charming company.

The sculptor has included her large feet but some reason has elongated her neck.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 16, 2022 11:56 PM

I give selfies!

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by Anonymousreply 6November 17, 2022 12:01 AM

She would be horrified. And putting it by the river is incredibly tin-eared.

by Anonymousreply 7November 17, 2022 12:02 AM

R7 They could've done a fountain.

by Anonymousreply 8November 17, 2022 12:05 AM

Who's Afraid of Nancy Culp?

by Anonymousreply 9November 17, 2022 12:10 AM

And I posed for the statue!

by Anonymousreply 10November 17, 2022 12:19 AM

All one needs in this world is a park bench of one's own.

by Anonymousreply 11November 17, 2022 12:21 AM

I wonder if some Datalounger will sit on the seat and ask 'Virginia, why didn't you write any happy stories?

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by Anonymousreply 12November 17, 2022 12:44 AM

I'm assuming it will be placed here.

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by Anonymousreply 13November 17, 2022 12:47 AM

Mrs. Dalloway decided that she would clean the bird poop herself.

by Anonymousreply 14November 17, 2022 2:41 AM

Still not as unseemly as Nicole Kidman fake nose " give me an Oscar bitches!" performance.

by Anonymousreply 15November 17, 2022 2:45 AM

I love her books.

by Anonymousreply 16November 17, 2022 2:56 AM

I love her diaries more.

Her genius is more accessible.

by Anonymousreply 17November 17, 2022 3:03 AM

🎶 She's crazy! She's crazy! She's altogether crazy! [bold]VIR-GIN-IA WOOOOOLF![/bold] 🎶

by Anonymousreply 18November 17, 2022 3:10 AM

"It’s going to get rubbed raw and once in a while it will need to get re-patinated"

Rubbed raw, you say?

by Anonymousreply 19November 17, 2022 3:20 AM

[quote] rubbed raw

At least Virginia doesn't have breasts because vulgar tourists love rubbing the brass breasts of other statues.

by Anonymousreply 20November 17, 2022 3:26 AM

Got rocks, in pocket...

by Anonymousreply 21November 17, 2022 3:35 AM

R7 Even though the sculptor has got the proportions of her neck wrong I'm glad we're seeing a representational statue.

Virginia's friend Roger Fry promoted the work of the Vorticists but Virginia and Vanessa tended towards the milder Impressionists.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 17, 2022 3:47 AM

See, I was right the locals find it distasteful to have the statue by the river.

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by Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2022 2:11 AM

Some cat is going to take a nap on her lap.

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by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2022 2:40 AM

[quote] Chairman of the Richmond Society, said [it] might distress anyone who knows her story.

Her story is four decades of achievement. Her "story" isn't her last day on earth.

The Germans were about to invade. Her house was under their bombardment lines. Her husband was on the invaders' list of those who needed to be sent to the camps.

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2022 2:51 AM

R23 The proportions are wrong.

I want to see human sitting on the same seat to prove it.

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2022 9:59 PM

She was a great writer. She was also nutz.

I don't see a problem with putting the statue by a river, even the river Ouse.

by Anonymousreply 27November 24, 2022 10:22 PM

No, R27, she wasn't.

She may have have had occasional episodes. But you can't brand her entire existence by those episodes.

We spend a quarter of our life in bed but you can't say that we spend our entire existence asleep.

by Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2022 10:39 PM

Oh, relax, R28.

Some of our greatest writers were nutz.

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2022 10:46 PM

Are you 'nutz', R29?

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2022 11:03 PM

She spent her life searching for a plot.

by Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2022 11:12 PM

She jumped into the Ouse not the Thames.

by Anonymousreply 32November 24, 2022 11:14 PM

[quote] She spent her life searching for a plot.

All her books contain plots. But 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To the Lighthouse' have quite small plots.

'The Waves' has a small plot but it's not easy to catch because it's all rendered in monologues.

Her last novel and the first two novels are quite conventional. 'Jacob's Room' is attractive because it's conventional but with hints of the transcendence that was to come.

by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2022 11:39 PM

another nail in the (closed) coffin of Western civilization

by Anonymousreply 34November 25, 2022 1:31 AM
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