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In the Meantime

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640850
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651955 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.003.0004
In the Meantime

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This chapter discusses how Woolf and Stein manage the anxiety over a crisis. It studies Woolf's Between the Acts, where she shows how death defines the very fabric of life and notes the human tendency to take life for granted. The chapter also looks at Stein's Mrs Reynolds, which conflates civilians in wartime France with their enemies, and concludes that the fictions of Woolf and Stein end on somewhat Levinisian terms.

Keywords: anxiety; crisis; Between the Acts; death; life; Mrs Reynolds; wartime France; Levinisian terms

Chapter.  16435 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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