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?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 25, 2022 1:31 AM
It’s nice to see the sculptor of the first Lucy statue got more work!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 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 Anonymous||reply 2||November 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 Anonymous||reply 3||November 16, 2022 11:18 PM
80% of all those times that Datalounge nitwits mention her… they misspell her name.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 16, 2022 11:56 PM
She would be horrified. And putting it by the river is incredibly tin-eared.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 17, 2022 12:02 AM
R7 They could've done a fountain.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 17, 2022 12:05 AM
Who's Afraid of Nancy Culp?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 17, 2022 12:10 AM
And I posed for the statue!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 17, 2022 12:19 AM
All one needs in this world is a park bench of one's own.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 17, 2022 12:44 AM
I'm assuming it will be placed here.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 17, 2022 12:47 AM
Mrs. Dalloway decided that she would clean the bird poop herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 17, 2022 2:41 AM
Still not as unseemly as Nicole Kidman fake nose " give me an Oscar bitches!" performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 17, 2022 2:45 AM
I love her diaries more.
Her genius is more accessible.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 17, 2022 3:03 AM
🎶 She's crazy! She's crazy! She's altogether crazy! [bold]VIR-GIN-IA WOOOOOLF![/bold] 🎶
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 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 Anonymous||reply 19||November 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 Anonymous||reply 20||November 17, 2022 3:26 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 17, 2022 3:47 AM
See, I was right the locals find it distasteful to have the statue by the river.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 24, 2022 2:11 AM
Some cat is going to take a nap on her lap.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 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 Anonymous||reply 25||November 24, 2022 2:51 AM
R23 The proportions are wrong.
I want to see human sitting on the same seat to prove it.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 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 Anonymous||reply 27||November 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 Anonymous||reply 28||November 24, 2022 10:39 PM
Oh, relax, R28.
Some of our greatest writers were nutz.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 24, 2022 10:46 PM
She spent her life searching for a plot.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 24, 2022 11:12 PM
She jumped into the Ouse not the Thames.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 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 Anonymous||reply 33||November 24, 2022 11:39 PM
another nail in the (closed) coffin of Western civilization
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 25, 2022 1:31 AM