Literary Hub and RSL book club: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
‘Moments like this are buds on the tree of life.'—Mrs Dalloway
In The New Yorker this month, Mrs Dalloway is seen as 'at least in part, a novel devoted to influenza', it 'puts Clarissa’s pleasure in traversing the city in a new light. So does reading it in the midst of our own pandemic, which has temporarily dissolved the busy urban scenes Woolf describes so lovingly throughout her book.'
Exploring solitude, PTSD, societal progress, and autonomy and freedom, Mrs Dalloway reflects much of many readers’ lives, and offers a lot for other readers to consider. For our first virtual Dalloway Day, we have joined up with Literary Hub, whose managing editor Emily Temple will host a Zoom-based book group.
RSL Members can register via the link below, and non-Members should email firstname.lastname@example.org.