What Picasso was to art, Virginia Woolf is to writing. The Mark on the Wall is an unspoiled example of Virginia Woolf’s unfettered stream of consciousness writing. Her ability to suddenly change mental tracks and spin in a new direction, while at the same time maintaining continuity to the story, speaks to her accomplished literary artistry as a writer. Her witty, sharp, intellectual style as an individual ushered in a modern era as we know it today.
Virginia Woolf unleashes freedom of spirit as the guiding force of expression, riding on storied trains of revelry, allowing the reader to share in her freedom. Her sentence structure and cadence allow for a seamless, yet intellectual ride, with emotions following in hot pursuit. Her ending in the Mark on the Wall foretells the Hollywood Studio’s troupe of surprise endings well before their time.
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Virginia Woolf was an English writer who used a nonlinear approach to narrative. She is recognized as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century. Besides her writing, Woolf had a considerable impact on the cultural life around her. The Hogarth Press, was a publishing house she ran with her husband Leonard Woolf, and included books by writers such as T S Eliot, Sigmund Freud, Katherine Mansfield, E M Forster.