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Woolf, Virginia: The Common Reader, v.1. 30 Apr 2011

“The common reader... differs from the critic and the scholar. He is worse educated, and nature has not gifted him so generously. He reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge or correct the opinions of others. Above all, he is guided by an instinct to create for himself, out of whatever odds and ends he can come by, some kind of whole—a portrait of a man, a sketch of an age, a theory of the art of writing. He never ceases, as he reads, to run up some rickety and ramshackle fabric which shall give him the temporary satisfaction of looking sufficiently like the real object to allow of affection, laughter, and argument. ...if he has some say in the final distribution of poetical honours, then, perhaps, it may be worth while to write down a few of the ideas and opinions which, insignificant in themselves, yet contribute to so mighty a result.” —From Woolf’s opening essay.

This book contains both the first and second series of The Common Reader, and contains essays on noted authors and on others likely to be unknown to most readers. Always interesting, she can be funny, too. I particularly recommend the second essay under Dr. Burney’s Evening Party.

Jim
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