Orlando: A Biography | Critical Essay by Harold Skulsky

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of Orlando: A Biography.
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SOURCE: "Virginia Woolf's Orlando: Metamorphosis as the Quest for Freedom," in his Metamorphosis: The Mind in Exile, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1981, pp. 195-222.

In the following excerpt, Skulsky examines Orlando's transformation from male to female.

The sun is out again; I have half forgotten Orlando already, since L. [Woolf's husband, Leonard] has read it and it has half passed out of my possession; I think it lacks the sort of hammering I should have given it if I had taken longer; it is too freakish and unequal, very brilliant now and then. As for the effect of the whole, that I can't judge. Not, I think, "important" among my works. L. says a satire.

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The sun is out again; I have half forgotten Orlando already, since L. [Woolf's husband, Leonard] has read it and it has half passed...

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