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Sentencing OrlandoVirginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence$
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Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414609

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.001.0001

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In Amorous Dedication: The Phrase, the Figure and the Lover’s Discourse

In Amorous Dedication: The Phrase, the Figure and the Lover’s Discourse

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(p.151) Chapter 12 In Amorous Dedication: The Phrase, the Figure and the Lover’s Discourse
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Sentencing Orlando
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Amy Bromley

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0013

In this chapter, Amy Bromley traces a performative discourse of love in Orlando. Drawing on Roland Barthes’s creative-theoretical text A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (1977), Bromley examines Woolf’s multifacted creation of ‘figures’ via incomplete, fragmentary ‘sentence-arias’. Bromley’s chapter positions Woolf’s dedication of Orlando to Sackville-West within a narratological approach to the text’s procedures as a love letter and novel-biography, showing how the lover’s discourse forms one layer in Orlando’s polyphony of discourses.

Keywords:   biography, discourse, figurative language, love, Roland Barthes, sentences

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