I found theodore koulouris book hellenism and loss in the work of virginia woolf 2011 to be a wonderfully engaging study however i did not find koulouris writing style to be wonderfully engaging to put it mildly. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for hellenism and loss in the work of virginia woolf at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Taking up virginia woolfs fascination with greek literature and culture this book explores her engagement with the nineteenth century phenomenon of british hellenism and her transformation of that multifaceted socio cultural and political reality into a particular textual aesthetic which theodore koulouris defines as greekness woolf was a lifelong student of greek but from 1907 to 1909 . Theodore koulouriss hellenism and loss in the work of virginia woolf is the first comprehensive work on virginia woolfs engagement with greek culture and literature drawing on woolfs unpublished greek notebook koulouris argues that woolfs familiarity with greek literature helped to develop a textual strategy that embodied the many forms of loss she experienced. The depth of archival research the rich dialectical relationship he establishes between woolfs greek notebook and british hellenism and the account of greek language and literature as especially crucial to woolfs early conceptions of her own aesthetic make hellenism and loss in the work of virginia woolf an important contribution both to
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