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2013 | XV/2 | 203-212
Article title

Układ relacyjny bohaterów w powieści Pani Dalloway Virginii Woolf

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The Narrative Schemata in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway
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PL RU EN DE
Abstracts
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In Virginia Woolf’s ample literary oeuvre the 1925 Mrs Dalloway continues to invite most interest among literary scholars. This article closely examines Woolfian narrative strategies and schemata that pertain to the image of Clarissa Dalloway, the novel’s eponymous character. The subject of analysis is the relation between Clarissa and Peter Walsh (former suitor and confidant) which shapes this portrait. Although he belongs to Clarissa’s “entourage” (Woolf called upon a group of other characters in protagonists’ support), his role as the main observer is most pronounced in the novel. Peter Walsh, who acts as a “reflector” − narrator’s agency − helps to reconstruct for the reader otherwise fragmented and elusive image of Clarissa. His contribution is realised by means of narrative functions he fulfils: legitimising her accounts, accompanying her (as a construct of protagonist’s imagination though) in London strolls and mediating between the realm of imagery and empirical world.
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Pages
203-212
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published
2013
References
  • Segal, O. (1969). The Lucid Reflector: The Observer in Henry James’ Fiction. New Haven – London, Yale University Press.
  • Woolf, V. (1961). Pani Dalloway. Tłum. K. Tarnowska. Warszawa, PIW.
  • Woolf, V. (2012). Nawiedzony dom. Opowiadania zebrane. Tłum. M. Heydel. Kraków, Wydawnictwo Literackie.
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Publication order reference
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ISSN
1509-1619
YADDA identifier
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