- Title Pages
- Introduction: Sentencing <i>Orlando</i>
- Chapter 1 ‘The Queen had come’: Orgasm and Arrival
- Chapter 2 ‘Something intricate and many-chambered’: Sexuality and the Embodied Sentence
- Chapter 3 Woolf, De Quincey and the Legacy of ‘Impassioned Prose’
- Chapter 4 Rhythms of Revision and Revisiting: Unpicking the Past in <i>Orlando</i>
- Chapter 5 ‘Let us go, then, exploring’: Intertextual Conversations on the Meaning of Life
- Chapter 6 ‘… and nothing whatever happened’: <i>Orlando</i>’s Continuous Eruptive Form
- Chapter 7 <i>Orlando</i>, Greece and the Impossible Landscape
- Chapter 8 Orlando <i>Famoso</i>: Obscurity, Fame and History in <i>Orlando</i>
- Chapter 9 Bibliographic Parturition in <i>Orlando</i>: Books, Babies, Freedom and Fame
- Chapter 10 The Day of <i>Orlando</i>
- Chapter 11 <i>Satzdenken</i>, Indeterminacy and the Polyvalent Audience
- Chapter 12 In Amorous Dedication: The Phrase, the Figure and the <i>Lover’s Discourse</i>
- Chapter 13 A Spirit in Flux: Aestheticism, Evolution and Religion
- Chapter 14 Sir Thomas Browne and the Reading of Remains in <i>Orlando</i>
- Chapter 15 The Negress and the Bishop: On Marriage, Colonialism and the Problem of Knowledge
- Chapter 16 <i>Orlando</i> and the Politics of (In)Conclusiveness
The Day of Orlando
The Day of Orlando
- (p.128) Chapter 10 The Day of Orlando
- Sentencing Orlando
- Edinburgh University Press
In this chapter, Bryony Randall addresses ideas of temporality, writing and delivery, in which ‘the present moment’ is revealed at the end of the book to be its publication date, ‘Thursday, the eleventh of October, Nineteen hundred and Twenty Eight’. Showing how the concept of the day is as important to Orlando as its excursion through a time-span of 400 years, Randall draws on recent theories of narrative temporality, dailiness and the novel to make a compelling case for Orlando’s ‘final resolution into a concentrated, extended description of a single day as a key part of the text’s undoing of traditional history’.
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