Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work.
Born in London into a large family of rather eminent Victorians, Virginia Woolf wrote ten novels, in addition to copious essays and short stories, which have secured her a place in the modernist canon afforded few other women writers. Sir Leslie Stephen, literary critic and editor of the Dictionary of National Biographywho although he did not believe in formally educating girls, made his voluminous library available to his precocious daughter Virginia. ForsterDuncan Grant and Lytton Strachey —the latter three of whom were homosexual.
Virginia Woolf, who wrote some of the most crucial works of the 20th century, met poet Vita Sackville-West in And is due to be adapted to film later this year. During the affair, Virginia was married to Leonard Woolf.
Funny, revealing and downright bitchy pen-portraits of the leading figures of the Bloomsbury Group, the key British literary stars of the s and s, have come to light in unpublished correspondence between the poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West and an aspiring young writer. Sackville-West, who was the model for Woolf's androgynous, time-travelling heroine Orlando, first began writing to Howard, her 'darling waif-novelist' inthe year of Woolf's suicide. The letters make it clear that she was deeply moved by the young woman's appreciation of her dead lover's great talent.
Template:Infobox writer. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs.
Men are all in the light always: with women you swim at once into the silent dusk. Orlando came out of the closet as a lesbian text in the s and remains out as critics continue to discover and celebrate its subversive, pervasive, and persuasive lesbian strategies. In this way, rather than making explicit statements about censorship like so many famous authors have doneWoolf chooses instead to tease and taunt the censor with her literary magic wand, which she uses, more than anything, as an empathic tool.
Woolf was born into an affluent household in South KensingtonLondon, the seventh child in a blended family of eight. Her mother, Julia Prinsep Jacksoncelebrated as a Pre-Raphaelite artist's model, had three children from her first marriage, while Woolf's father, Leslie Stephena notable man of lettershad one previous daughter. The Stephens produced another four children, including the modernist painter Vanessa Bell.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs DallowayTo the Lighthouse and Orlandoand the book-length essay A Room of One's Ownwith its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. Virginia's parents had each been married previously, and their spouses had died. Consequently, the household contained the children of three marriages: Julia's children with her first husband Herbert Duckworth: George Duckworth — ; Stella Duckworth — ; and Gerald Duckworth —
Now unpublished notes and drafts of her work, discovered for the first time, reveal that her reluctance to commit her Sapphic desires to print were motivated by fear of arrest and imprisonment. Professor Susan Sellers and Dr Jane Goldman, who are editing new Cambridge University Press editions of her works, claim that Woolf was fastidious about concealing her sexuality and political views from censors and critics. They say she removed most of the sexually overt and lesbian references because she feared the same fate as Radclyffe Hall, whose novel The Well of Loneliness was put on trial in