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Given Woolf's typically modernist hostility to the immediate literary past, it is unsurprising that, midway through her essay, her tone shifts abruptly, from the almost lamentative tone that marks her treatment of Anderson and Lewis to something like euphoria when she turns her attention to Ring Lardner.
With this peroration (from the `Jerilderie letter') Kelly is considering the fate of the Irishman in Australia while continuing in a lamentative tradition with a litany of atrocities committed against `[his] people'.
That he took from dirges the lamentative voice of the bereaved personality, on which he depends for most of his effects, for example, has undoubtedly the most far-reaching implications for purposes of aesthetic analysis:(9)