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Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Coleridge, and Jane Ellen Harrison

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In Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928) one of the markers of cultural difference between the protagonist and the gypsies she meets in Turkey is linguistic: they have no word for ‘beautiful’, and when Orlando wishes to remark the beauty of a sunset, she has to point and to say, in their language, ‘good to eat.’ In a recent edition of the novel, I suggested that Woolf’s source for the idea may have been Samuel Taylor Coleridge. However, my annotation does not tell the entire story. The classicis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Notes and Queries Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
164–165
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-27
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1471-6941
ISSN:
0029-3970
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631897
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2016-07-05

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