Quarantined with Mrs. Dalloway

April 15, 2020

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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