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<i>Night and Day</i>: The Marriage of Dreams and Realities

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651856 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0004
Night and Day: The Marriage of Dreams and Realities

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This chapter discusses Night and Day, which is Woolf’s second and most neglected novel. It is characterised by significant absences, such as any reference to the Great War and the long breakdown Woolf suffered during the early stages of its work. The chapter reveals that Night and Day is a social comedy, which also suggests that inner thoughts and day-dreams may actually turn out to be the determining factors in life.

Keywords: Night and Day; significant absences; Great War; social comedy; inner thoughts; day-dreams

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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