Quarantined with Mrs. Dalloway

April 15, 2020 | 1 book mentioned

If you find yourself rereading Virginia Woolf‘s Mrs. Dalloway while in lockdown, you’re not alone. For The New Yorker, Evan Kindley examines why the novel acts as a balm for anxious readers. “At a time when our most ordinary acts—shopping,” Kindley writes, “taking a walk—have come to seem momentous, a matter of life or death, Clarissa’s vision of everyday shopping as a high-stakes adventure resonates in a peculiar way. We are all Mrs. Dalloway now.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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