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Sentencing Orlando – Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley


If the line is the privileged semantic unit in verse, we could ask whether the sentence plays the same role in prose. This possibility holds particular relevance for Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography, which presents an intriguing collage of many different sentence styles. This collection of sixteen original essays by international Woolf and modernist scholars is the first dedicated exclusively to Orlando. It offers fresh perspectives on Woolf’s text, and presents original critical discoveries via a sentence-based mode of literary analysis. Through a unique attention to Woolf’s sentences, i ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, Orlando, aesthetics, modernism, morphology, sentences

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414609
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elsa Högberg, editor

Amy Bromley, editor

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Introduction: Sentencing Orlando

Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley


Rachel Bowlby

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