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Echoes and Correspondences

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Abstract

Virginia Woolf’s ‘old problem’ of keeping the flight of the mind, yet being exact, had been known to many writers in the Romantic tradition. While they tried to express themelves in a free and original manner the development of scientific method was encouraging precision of observation; but the nature of the human psyche made it hard for both activities to subsist satisfactorily at the same time. Once the eye focused on detail, the mind, encouraged to analyse, could no longer take wing.

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8 Echoes and Correspondences

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© John Beer 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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