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By Virginia Woolf

The ultimate novel of 1 of the 20 th Century's maximum voices.

On the garden of an English nation property, a competition goes to be played. Attended via lots of the locals, it really is an outline of English background in numerous elements. Interspersed one of the arrangements, the viewers engage, serving as a moment microcosm of English lifestyles. The looming spectre of worldwide struggle II serves as a backdrop to novel's motion.

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Left to rot in the wind and blue-assed water. Tell me about your cities, your flame-footed ships, Your proud maps and monkey dung; tell me of conquest, Tell me how the blacks tugged your fat around I don't want to hear it. I want to see her face again I want to tell her not to be afraid. God! I don't want this I want to hear her voice. I want to take her into my arms I don't want to fight their wars. I don't want to kill anyone And I don't want anyone to kill me. I don't want people To come smelling round me like dogs with their damn tricks.

For him The union's foreman and the scab are one In filthless destiny. The witness does the crime, The noble deed . . for him, the knitted heart, the sexless bee, Are real, are pulse of chance, are pain of rot. How can he take a mind not his? how can he Flood a world whose wonder is the desert of himself? Hand across your hand: he is the ray of dark To bright the camps whose men are bluster's riding light. He is the shallow seeking depth, an obsolete like poet's lark. Farewell to the Bluewoman* The bitter veins reject the dream, dismiss the fire, Betray the whetted mange.

My friends, I wish to explain . " like skulls like flowers opening hand and all the time and all the time for all time we know our enemies. Poem in the Form of a Letter: to Lauro de Bosis Fire and wings, De Bosis, soaring above Rome and Mussolini into the night in a clear flame over the cities and the waters; into the hands of those who walk with heads high down lanes of men through the jeers and bayonets. Head, quick and laurelscarred from the trodden dust into the ages while motors drone in prayer our father which art Mussolini fascist airmen take off in pursuit chanting hail and hallowed be thy name from loss of sleep the blood warm drenching an appleblossom-sleep through the skull the spiders of death welling into the throat machine guns exultantly thy kingdom come over the poet's head bent in a moment.

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