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Pointed Roofs - Pilgrimage Volume 1

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Pointed Roofs is a fascinating and innovative novel that offers a unique look into the inner thoughts and feelings of its protagonist, Miriam Henderson. The stream-of-consciousness style of writing used by the author, Dorothy Richardson, allows readers to truly immerse themselves in Miriam's world as she navigates the complexities of her own emotions and relationships.

Throughout the book, Richardson expertly delves into Miriam's thoughts, fears, and desires, painting a vivid and intimate portrait of a young woman coming of age in early 20th century England. The novel's lyrical prose and richly detailed descriptions create a sense of immediacy and intimacy that draws readers in from the very first page.

As Miriam moves through the various social circles and experiences of her life, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery and introspection that is both poignant and thought-provoking. Pointed Roofs is a beautifully crafted and compelling read that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever questioned their place in the world or struggled to find their own voice. It is a must-read for fans of literary fiction and those who appreciate a deep, introspective exploration of the human experience.

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"Pointed Roofs" is the first volume of "Pilgrimage," a series of thirteen autobiographical novels by Dorothy Richardson considered to have pioneered the "stream of consciousness" technique of writing. In a review of Pointed Roofs (The Egoist April 1918), May Sinclair first applied the term "stream of consciousness" in her discussion of Richardson's stylistic innovations. Richardson, however, preferred the term "interior monologue." Miriam Henderson, the central character in Pilgrimage, is based on the author's own life between 1891 and 1915. Richardson also important as a feminist writer because of the way her work assumes the validity and importance of female experiences as a subject for literature. Her wariness of the conventions of language, her bending of the normal rules of punctuation, sentence length, and so on, are used to create a feminine prose, which Richardson saw as necessary for the expression of female experience. Virginia Woolf in 1923 noted that Richardson "has invented, or, if she has not invented, developed and applied to her own uses, a sentence which we might call the psychological sentence of the feminine gender." ( Wikipedia [edited by Expatriate]

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