“Lazy and indifferent, shaking space easily from his wings, knowing his way, the heron passes over the church beneath the sky.”
A writer is trying to capture things in words, wanting to be truthful. But as anymore who has ever tried to write anything knows, distractions are never far off: a cry from the left, a cry from the right, a clock that strikes twelve… But maybe that is not a bad thing.
You may find that reading ‘Monday or Tuesday’ is a disorientating experience. It is supposed to be. As simple as it is, Woolf shows you exactly what it is like to be a writer and what it means the find Truth.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer who, despite growing up in a progressive household, was not allowed an education. When she and her sister moved in with their brothers in a rough London neighborhood, they joined the infamous The Bloomsbury Group, which debated philosophy, art and politics. Woolf’s most famous novels include ‘Mrs Dalloway’ (1925) and ‘To the Lighthouse’ (1927).