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Mrs. Dalloway Essay | Critical Essay #2

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Critical Essay #2

In the following early negative review of Mrs. Dalloway, Bennett identifies Woolf as the leader of a new school in writing and criticizes her work for lacking vitality.

My remarks last week about the younger novelists have aroused some complaint, and it has been said to be odd that I, for years the champion of the young, should turn and rend them. I will therefore proceed further. What I have already written is nothing compared to what I will now write.

The real champion of the younger school is Mrs Virginia Woolf. She is almost a senior; but she was the inventor, years ago, of a half-new technique, and she alone, so far as I know, came forward and attacked the old. She has written a small book about me, which through a culpable neglect I have not read. I do, however, remember an article of hers in...

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