A blog for the common reader. Enjoy snippets about Woolf's life, writings, diaries and letters.
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.