Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 64

There's an emotional and spiritual vagueness to Howard's End, a kind of murky sense of half-felt emotion that I associate with Bloomsbury, turn-of-the-century literature.  Victorian certainty has begun to erode but it isn't gone altogether, and the hard clear lines of Modernism haven't yet emerged.  It's a strange era and the book has that strangeness about it.  I don't entirely know what to make of it.

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