Pilgrimage, Volume 1: Pointed Roofs, Backwater, Honeycomb

Pilgrimage Volume Pointed Roofs Backwater Honeycomb The thirteen magnificent novels that comprise Pilgrimage are the first expression in English of what it is to be called stream of conciousness technique predating the work of both Joyce and Woolf ec
  • Title: Pilgrimage, Volume 1: Pointed Roofs, Backwater, Honeycomb
  • Author: Dorothy M. Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780860681007
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pilgrimage, Volume 1: Pointed Roofs, Backwater, Honeycomb
    The thirteen magnificent novels that comprise Pilgrimage are the first expression in English of what it is to be called stream of conciousness technique, predating the work of both Joyce and Woolf, echoing that of Proust with whom Dorothy Richardson stands as one of the great innovatory figures of our time These four volumes record in detail the life of Miriam HendersonThe thirteen magnificent novels that comprise Pilgrimage are the first expression in English of what it is to be called stream of conciousness technique, predating the work of both Joyce and Woolf, echoing that of Proust with whom Dorothy Richardson stands as one of the great innovatory figures of our time These four volumes record in detail the life of Miriam Henderson Through her experience personal, spiritual, intellectual Dorothy Richardson explores intensely what it means to be a woman, presenting feminine conciousness with a new voice, a new identity.
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  • Dorothy M. Richardson

    Richardson was born in Abingdon in 1873 Her family moved to Worthing, West Sussex in 1880 and then Putney, London in 1883 At seventeen, because of her father s financial difficulties she went to work as a governess and teacher, first in 1891 for six months at a finishing school in Germany In 1895 Richardson gave up work as a governess to take care of her severely depressed mother, but her mother committed suicide the same year Richardson s father had become bankrupt at the end of 1893.Richardson subsequently moved in 1896 to Bloomsbury, London, where she worked as a receptionist secretary assistant in a Harley Street dental surgery While in Bloomsbury in the late 1890s and early 1900s, Richardson associated with writers and radicals, including the Bloomsbury Group H G Wells 1866 1946 was a friend and they had a brief affair which led to a pregnancy and then miscarriage, in 1907 While she had first published an article in 1902, Richardson s writing career, as a freelance journalist really began around 1906, with periodical articles on various topics, book reviews, short stories, and poems, as well as translation from German and French During this period she became interested in the Quakers and published two books relating to them in 1914.In 1915 Richardson published her first novel Pointed Roofs, the first complete stream of consciousness novel published in English She married the artist Alan Odle 1888 1948 in 1917 a distinctly bohemian figure, who was fifteen years younger than she From 1917 until 1939 the couple spent their winters in Cornwall and their summers in London, and then stayed permanently in Cornwall until Odle s death in 1948 She supported herself and her husband with freelance writing for periodicals for many years In 1954, she had to move into a nursing home in the London suburb of Beckenham, Kent, where she died in 1957.

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  • A work of genius from an unjustly buried and shamefully neglected modernist Fans of Woolf or Proust will love it, and should get hold of a copy as soon as they can Her writing is unique, and the extraordinary window it provides into the development, the growth, of a young proto feminist mind is simply unparalleled The drama and the plot here is that of growing slowly older, experiencing the world whilst there are some dramatic events, one should not read this text expecting fireworks though ther [...]


  • I can t believe I deserted this the first time I attempted it.I can t believe it sat on my shelf for so long when it has everything I love reverie, poignant simplicity, rustling leaves and hearthside warmth This is a book like moonlight.From now on, I only want to read books just like this one nods I did have some trouble with all the untranslated French and German But, again, that s really a criticism of me


  • I had taken some notes while reading this first volume, and layered in some retroactive thoughts while reading the second I had planned on reading and reviewing all volumes together, but 2000 pages is a lot, especially when I was out of town bar hopping a lot I ll need to come back to the series later I doubt I ll re read this first volume though, so I m going to post what I ve got here, even though it s incomplete Miriam left the gaslit hall and went slowly upstairs The March twilight lay upon [...]


  • Giving all these books five stars is a bit of an eccentricity, perhaps few if any would regard all of them as being anything remotely like perfectly realized The author herself probably would have conceded that the first novel has executed its intention successfully than any of its successors But Richardson is unfairly neglected, and reading her was one of the most enjoyable literary experiences I have had, so for that I am giving them all fives.


  • Finished Pointed Roofs, which details Miriam s time in a german school The attitude of the staff and the various groups of students is interesting, though at times things seemed to be hinted at, ie Mademoiselle and the letters.Backwater, Miriam now teaches in a school in London, but you get the idea that she sees herself as above the other teachers and pupils socially Part of her dreads returning there, the other part looks forward to seeing the girls and teachers Honeycomb, moves on Miriam s li [...]


  • Pointed Roofs is the first entry of Richardson s multi volume work, Pilgrimage, and the only one available for download to my Kindle Called, a prime example of modernism at its finest and most maddening, Painted Roofs reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where NBC offers Jerry a show and the idea that George comes up with is a show about nothing That s what Painted Roofs is about nothing.What we get is a peek into the consciousness of Miriam Henderson, her thoughts and musings.Richardson is thoug [...]


  • among the many lost women in literary history I ve been discovering lately I do not count D.Ris book is tedious, time wasting junk to for me


  • I liked this but it had a very experimental feel to it Usually classified as a stream of consciousness novel, although some of it based on the author s own experiences The characterisation was patchy but I think the main problem was the protagonist s extreme youth, therefore in terms of what was going on in her mind there was very little to draw upon 18 years or thereabouts of living happily at home But it is interesting.


  • Giving this one a shot though, taking it a bit slower than some of the other multi novel, multi volume works.Book 1 Pointed Roofs 3 5A nice start to the series A few rough patches here and there even though the novel is important for being the first stream of consciousness work in English, I thought the straight forward parts worked much better but overall, it was an engaging read.


  • I loved the first section of this stream of consciousness novel, where the heroine is in Germany, but then started to get bored in the later sections where she is back in England and found it hard to follow Although I can see that Dorothy Richardson is a great writer and I loved many passages, I found myself wanting of a story.


  • The first of Richardson s novels in the extensive Pilgrimage sequence The first book whose style was termed stream of consciousness I found this an awful slog The sense of interior life is there, but it doesn t read as a compelling life I might continue with Backwater, volume 2 to give Richardson a fair chance.


  • I wanted to really like this book, but I just couldn t It is very interesting and I thought about continuing to read of the volumes in Painted Roofs since one of the local libraries has them on the shelf, but I think I would rather reread Virginia Woolf or D H Lawrence.


  • There are brilliant moments, but Richardson s fanaticism about always pulling Miriam back from any strong emotion or thought, in short perhaps Miriam s character, make it a lot less interesting and engaging than it seems like it should be Also, very little happens.


  • I read Dawn s Left Hand, not the entire series I had NO idea what was going on at all, but some of the sentences were very beautiful I could also see some other interesting aspects of this text, but there was just no grounding of any sort.


  • She smokes, she reads Ouida novels, she s single, she earns her own living she s the New Woman Richardson is the forgotten woman writer who wrote the stream of consciousness novel about the proto feminist protagonist before Woolf.


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