Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

16 Handwritten: May 28, 1927

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

16 Handwritten: May 28, 1927

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17, PARK STREET, W.1.

TEL. GROSVENOR 1023.

28 May.27.

My dear old Goat,

Just a line to say that I am in the middle of the 'Lighthouse'. It is a masterpiece & leaves me brimful of the music of your words. I have not dared to look to the end & am fearful that it may not end happily as I want it to do for you seem to me to be sitting at some great organ & playing a Bach fugue [begin strikethrough] for[end strikethrough] of your own composition. I just wonder & listen & watch & seem myself to be some handmaid waiting at table. Im going in & out of the various rooms or watching them all at meals--some of them in some of their moods I know--Leslie, Walter Headlam, & the Woolly one--others I don't. Anyhow you are a genius & it is a work of genius & no one has ever written anything like it not even yourself, before, & you have never reached anything like the same perfection of expression. But, as I say, I have only read half & I dread that it may not end happily, working up to some great major chord as it ought to do or as I think it might & long for it to do. Anyhow you at last spell analyse with an 's' which redeems at last your reputation as a Greek scholar. …

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