Theme Of Modernism In Clarissa Dalloway

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The term “high modernism” also refers to the recognised version of the Anglo-American intellectual research and analysis that was conducted between the world wars, distinguished by an estrangement from undeviating methods of depiction towards a manner that presented inordinate conjectures and abstract ideas and artistic objectivism and introspection. These elements were found in the works of writers that were regarded as the leading personalities of Modernism. Virginia Woolf is specifically considered to be a professional literary critic of her lifetime and not just remembered as a novelist as she wrote capaciously and while dwelling upon her own technique and approach of reading and writing and known best for her representation of the characteristic of self-reflexivity which is inherent to Modernism. Mrs. Dalloway embodies the characteristics of a modern novel and the vision that the writer sets out through her essays that inculcate the features of modernism well in the text. Personality being one of the chief fundamental subjects of Virginia Woolf’s fiction, the book narrates an account of a June day in the existence of its principal figure, Clarissa Dalloway in the midst of post-World War I England. Mrs. Dalloway is a result of two short stories, Unfinished The Prime Minister and Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street that were published in 1924. During the starting of the novel, Clarissa Dalloway has a personal searching hour while inspecting herself in the mirror. The distinctly
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