Monday, December 17, 2012

Woolf on intellectuality

"I wanted mystery, romance, psychology I suppose. And now more than anything I want beautiful prose. I relish it more & more exquisitely. And I enjoy satire more. I like the skepticism of his mind more (referring to George Meredith). I enjoy intellectuality. Moreover, fantasticality does a great deal better than sham psychology".

Psychology was such a new field at this stage, and of course the Hogarth Press were the first publishing house to print the works of Freud.

This is another facet of her radicalism.