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In literary reviews, the novel was usually praised, and reviewers accepted the conceit of changing gender. I'll bold the portions of the following excerpts that mention sex. The English Journal volume 18, number 3, March 1929, features in its regular section "In Brief Review" the following paragraph-long review of Orlando: Biography in form and fiction ...


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The description of Septimus’ military career does not say what rank he reached, only that “he was promoted”: Septimus was one of the first to volunteer. He went to France to save an England which consisted almost entirely of Shakespeare’s plays and Miss Isabel Pole in a green dress walking in a square. There in the trenches the change which Mr. Brewer ...


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TL;DR: What Woolf meant by “man’s sentence” is that its style, typical of early 19th century writing by men, is “too loose, too heavy, too pompous” to properly represent women’s experience. A Room of One’s Own This passage from section 4 of A Room of One’s Own (1929) is only comprehensible in context, and in even so it is notoriously difficult. Here is the ...


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I haven't read the book and this is pure speculation on my part. But when I'm having what TVtropes calls a "BSOD" or blue screen of death, my facial expressions just aren't there. It's like I'm lifeless and made of stone. I've seen it in others who just seem to be drained of emotions. No tears, no smile or frown, just a complete shutdown while the brain ...


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