A Conversation for Up the Stream of Consciousness Without a Paddle

"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 1

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - snork

Great footnotes - compared to that Proust A87909376 is a thriller indeed!

Very interesting reading - started off OK, then the description of the brownness did very much labour the point, but I managed to struggle through, and then emerged into the full blown stream of consciousness that I couldn't relate to so disconnected from: "You may know these things, lady…." indeed!

Very Bloomsbury - reminds me of some Virginia Woolf (although I did enjoy her Orlando as that had a passion in it that I could relate to).

Odle is rather picturesque smiley - laughsmiley - ok


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

I'd love to collect Odle art, I think. smiley - winkeye

You nailed it! I enjoyed the film 'Orlando' very much. Brilliant. I seriously tried to read that book. I was defeated by Ms Woolf's prose.

I've got a list of people I can't read - Woolf, Lawrence Durrell, Henry Miller...they're all from that period. It's like my uni chemistry text - I read a page, and *can't remember what I read*. It's uncanny...


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 3

SashaQ - happysad

I do need to see the film Orlando, because Quentin Crisp smiley - senior played Elizabeth I but I haven't yet, sadly. Ms Woolf's prose didn't defeat me, though, as I did enjoy the book smiley - biggrin I have found the DVD online so I have ordered it just now smiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrinsmiley - biggrin

I've not read any Lawrence Durrell, but I never could get into Gerald's writing, so I know what you mean...


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Oh, Gerald I like. smiley - rofl Lawrence writes pretty much the way you'd expect him to from Gerald's descriptions of him. smiley - laugh


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

Fascinating! smiley - laugh


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 6

SashaQ - happysad

I received the DVD of 'Orlando' today - brilliant film indeed... Tilda Swinton is superb, and so is Quentin Crisp smiley - magic It captures the flavour of the book very well indeed smiley - wow

I would have liked to have seen more of Sasha, but that was the same in the book that it rather disappointed me in that respect so I changed that when I used it as inspiration to write my own 'long love letter' smiley - loveblushhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/148954111X

Thank you for the prompt that I needed to watch the film - very worthwhile indeed smiley - magic


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - ok I love it when casual conversation leads to enjoyable discoveries. Call it synergy. smiley - winkeye


"And we wouldn't want to do that…"

Post 8

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - biggrin Synergy it is - knowledge exchange is one of the great things about h2g2 smiley - magic


Key: Complain about this post

More Conversations for Up the Stream of Consciousness Without a Paddle

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more