Category: Dickens, Charles

street ghost

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To my knowledge, in “Street Haunting” V. Woolf doesnt make explicit the distinction between “street rambling,” which she uses at the beginning of the piece, and “street haunting” which comes at the end. Presumably “haunting” is when the consciousness flits from person to person, to briefly inhabit their life and point of view, to momentarily ramble the street in their boots. Dickens is another English master who pounded the pavement at night, and his own essay “Night Walks” has plenty of rambling and also ghosts.

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