Virginia Woolf's Orlando isn't the sort of book I usually mention on this blog, but a recent rereading of it made me think it worth a plug here.
For any who don't already know, Orlando is a bit of weird tale, a time- and gender-bender (not genre-bender, but gender-bender). It is fun how the novel plays with the question of time and the development of humankind and culture in a survey of several centuries. At the heart of it is the development of gender issues, and I like the way the story offers a playful treatment of what is (not only in real life, but in the text's treatment) deadly serious.
And of course, it's Virginia Woolf. What other recommendation does one need?
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