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Virginia Woolf: Writing the World$
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Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780990895800

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.001.0001

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Stretching our “Antennae”: Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in “Kew Gardens”

Stretching our “Antennae”: Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in “Kew Gardens”

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(p.160) Stretching our “Antennae”: Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in “Kew Gardens”
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Virginia Woolf: Writing the World
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Joyce E. Kelley

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0022

This essay focuses on an organizing principle in Virginia Woolf’s “Kew Gardens” that many critics miss: each couple highlights the worlds of the seen and the unseen by tapping into a presence not readily witnessed by normal vision. Standing near the flower-bed, at least one member of each couple has a moment of epiphany realized in the spiritual versus the material world before moving back into his or her usual routine.

Keywords:   Virginia Woolf, Kew Gardens, Couples, Seen world, Unseen world, Perspective, Epiphany

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