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Elizabeth Jenkins


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Elizabeth Jenkins : Virginia Water

Wednesday 23 October 1929: 'Since I have been back [apparently to London, from Sussex home] I have read Virginia Water (a sweet white grape); God; -- all founded, & teased & spun out upon one quite simple & usual psychological experience; but the mans no poet & cant make one see; all his sentences are like steel lines on an engraving. I am reading Racine, have bought La Fontaine, & so intend to make my sidelong approach to French literature, circling & brooding'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book


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