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By Virginia Woolf

In A Room of One's personal, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equivalent to Shakespeare in expertise, equivalent in genius, yet whose legacy is extensively different.

This imaginary lady by no means writes a note and dies via her personal hand, her genius unexpressed. but when merely she had discovered the capacity to create, urges Woolf, she might have reached a similar heights as her immortal sibling.

In this vintage essay,Virginia Woolf takes at the institution, utilizing her present of language to dissect the area round her and provides a voice to people who have none. Her message is easy: a lady should have a set source of revenue and a room of her personal which will have the liberty to create.

Annotated and with an advent through Susan Gubar

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83 Information about Balla’s first contact with theosophy comes from Balla’s daughter Elica: “In 1916 Balla is also interested in psychic phenomena and attends the meetings of a society of theosophists presided over by General Ballatore; they hold, in said society, séances. ] he outlines some sketches on this subject and then a larger painting, aptly titled Trasformazione forme spiriti” (fig. 84 Flavia Matitti has reconstructed the history of the circle around Generale Ballatore, the “Gruppo Teosofico Roma,” and Balla’s relationship with that circle.

28 It is, furthermore: 6. Pure organism of radiophonic sensations 7. An art without time or space without yesterday or tomorrow [. ] The reception and amplification, through thermionic valves, of light and of the voices of the past will destroy time [. ] 9. 29 In these passages points of contact with panpsychism are evident. The idea that everything is vibration is an eminently occultist one, as it implies that all phenomena occurring in the world are in some way secretly linked. Once the corpuscular theory of light, inspired by Democritus and upheld by Newton, was put aside in favor of the theory of waves traveling through ether, which lasted until Einstein, it was as if the scientific community implicitly validated the long esoteric tradition that had always included a belief in the correlation between light and sound.

And with this the artist feels himself in everything. By creating he does not look, does not observe, does not measure; he feels and the sensations that envelop him dictates him the lines and colors that will arouse the emotions that caused him to act. 75 The merging of these two tendencies into a sort of metaphysical rationality would constitute, toward the end of the nineteenth century, one of the aims of theosophy. 76 In the light of this convergence of ends, it is no surprise that Balla, literally obsessed with vibrations, was involved with theosophy for many years, and that an understanding of his relations with it are crucial to reconstructing his artistic journey.

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