Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Error correction

At the Telegraph, Gary Dexter explains that the setting of Woolf's To the Lighthouse is a thinly veiled version of the place in Cornwall where the Stephen family spent their holidays, but that
in transposing her much-loved Cornwall on to Scotland, she later admitted she had blundered: 'My horticulture and natural history is in every instance wrong,’ she wrote. 'There are no rooks, elms or dahlias in the Hebrides; my sparrows are wrong; so are my carnations.’

1 comment:

  1. I find this article and whole topic so soothing to read. So nice to consider what Woolf was doing/thinking and to still be talking about it today.