By Virginia Woolf
Una de las obras más autobiográficas de Virginia Woolf.
Al faro es una de las obras cumbre de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Basada en los angeles propia infancia de los angeles autora, l. a. novela cuenta los angeles historia de l. a. familia Ramsay en l. a. isla escocesa de Skye en el período de entreguerras. El rumor del mar, l. a. presencia insomne del faro, los angeles guerra, l. a. muerte, el erotismo o el transcurso del tiempo se entreveran en los angeles larga conversación de los angeles novela formando un oleaje de símbolos, palabras e imágenes.
«Una de las inteligencias e imaginaciones más delicadas que ahora ensayan felices experimentos con los angeles novela inglesa.»
Jorge Luis Borges
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As the catterpiller chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. To create a little flower is the labour of ages. Damn, braces: Bless relaxes. The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest. Prayers plow not! Praises reap not! Joys laugh not! Sorrows weep not! PROVERBS OF HELL [Plate 10] 30 The head Sublime, the heart Pathos, the genitals Beauty, the hands & feet Proportion. As the air to a bird or the sea to a fish, so is contempt to the contemptible.
For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life, and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed, and appear infinite, and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt. This will come to pass by an improvement of sensual enjoyment. But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul, is to be expunged: this I shall do, by printing in the infernal method, by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away, and displaying the infinite which was hid.
I said, perhaps you will be willing to shew me my eternal lot & we will contemplate together upon it and see whether your lot or mine is most desirable. So he took me thro’ a stable & thro’ a church & down into the church vault at the end of which was a mill: thro’ the mill we went, and came to a cave, down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way till a void boundless as a nether sky appear’d beneath us, & we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity, but I said, if you please we will commit ourselves to this void, and see whether providence is here also, if you will not, I will?