Sunday, March 14, 2010

conveyance of mental confusion

Portrait of Virginia Wolf by her sister Vanessa Bell, 1912

"The method of writing smooth narrative can't be right. Things don't happen in one's mind like that. We experience, all the time, an overlapping of images and ideas, and modern novels should convey our mental confusion instead of neatly arranging it. The reader must sort it out."
- Virginia Woolf [1882-1941]