Rotten Reviews: Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf, Part I: To the Lighthouse

“Her work is poetry; it must be judged as poetry, and all the weaknesses of poetry are inherent in it.”

New York Evening Post

Virginia Woolf Part II: The Waves

“This chamber music, this closet fiction, is executed behind too firmly closed windows…the book is dull.”

H.C. Harwood, Saturday Review of Literature

Excerpted from: Barnard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998. 

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