The Illustrated Letters of Virginia Woolf

Author: Frances Spalding

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911358220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 8267

The moving story of the life and work of novelist Virginia Woolf, revealed through her own letters to those closest to her. The letters - at times witty and irreverent, at times melancholy and introspective – are possibly even more revealing for their insights into the complex personality of the novelist herself. "A true letter", she insisted, "should be like a film of wax pressed close to the graving of the mind". The book contains biographical notes on the main recipients of the letters, together with background information on Virginia Woolf's life and work. Frances Spalding's previous books include "British Art Since 1900" and biographies of the painters Roger Fry and Vanessa Bell. This book is beautifully illustrated with contemporary photographs and paintings, many by members of the Bloomsbury Group, such as Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant.

Paper Darts

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7825


The sickle side of the moon

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780701204693

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 476

View: 9128


The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

Author: Louise A. DeSalvo,Mitchell A. Leaska

Publisher: Cleis Press Inc

ISBN: 9781573441964

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 7294

After they met in 1922, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf began a passionate relationship that lasted until Woolf's death in 1941. Their revealing correspondence leaves no aspect of their lives untouched. This volume, which features over 500 letters spanning 19 years, includes the writings of both of these literary icons.

Congenial Spirits

Selected Letters

Author: Virginia Woolf,Joanne Trautmann Banks Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845952242


Page: 496

View: 1745

EDITED BY JOANNE TRAUTMANN BANKS, WITH A PREFACE BY HERMIONE LEE The finest and most enjoyable of Virginia Woolf's letters are brought together in a single volume. It is a marvelous collection - spontaneous, witty, often flirtatious and powerfully moving. Whether bemoaning some domestic travail, commenting publicly on the state of the nation, or discussing cultural, artistic or personal concerns, Virginia Woolf is one of the great correspondents. This volume displays not only Woolf's courage and brilliance, her generosity and love of gossip, but also her genius for close and enduring friendship.

Desiring Women

The Partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

Author: Karyn Z. Sproles

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802094023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 6778

On 23 September 1925, Virginia Woolf wrote to Vita Sackville-West: 'if you'll make me up, I'll make you.' In Desiring Women, Karyn Sproles argues that the two writers in fact 'made' each other. Woolf and Sackville-West produced some of the most vibrant and acclaimed work of their respective careers during their passionate affair, and Sproles demonstrates how this body of work was a collaborative project - a partnership - in which they promised to reinvent one another. Sproles argues that in all they wrote during their affair - essays, criticism, novels, poems, biographies, and personal etters - Woolf and Sackville-West struggled to represent their desire for one another and to resist the social pressures that would deny their passion. At the centre of this literary conversation is Orlando, Woolf's biography of Sackville-West. Sproles restores Orlando to the context of Woolf and Sackville-West's discussion of gender and sexuality and demonstrates its importance in Woolf's oeuvre. Sexy and provocative, Desiring Women re-imagines Woolf and Sackville-West as daring, funny, beautiful, and bent on resisting the repression of women's desires.

Library of Luminaries: Virginia Woolf

An Illustrated Biography

Author: Zena Alkayat

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452150222

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9663

One of literature's most beloved authors is beautifully documented in this illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf. Featuring handwritten text paired with beguiling illustrations and a tactile cover with foil-stamped and debossed details, this giftable package reveals the formative events of Woolf's life: how she was supported—and challenged—in her craft, her struggles with mental illness, and how her great works came to be. With lines pulled from Woolf's own letters featured alongside interesting details, such as her nickname for her husband and how slowly her first novel sold, this intimate guide makes a thoughtful gift for literature lovers and book clubbers.

Carrington's Letters

Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

Author: Dora Carrington

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137314

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 1853

‘Your letters are a great pleasure. I lap them down with breakfast and they do me more good than tonics, blood capsules or iron jelloids’ Lytton Strachey Dora Carrington was considered an outsider to Bloomsbury, but she lived right at its heart. Known only by her surname, she was the star of her year at the Slade School of Fine Art, but never achieved the fame her early career promised. For over a decade she was the companion of homosexual writer Lytton Strachey, and killed herself, stricken without him, when he died in 1932. She was also a prolific and exuberant correspondent. Carrington was not consciously a pioneer or a feminist, but in her determination to live life according to her own nature – especially in relation to her work, her passionate friendships and her fluid attitude to sex, gender and sexuality – she fought battles that remain familiar and urgent today. She was friends with the greatest minds of the day and her correspondence stars a roster of fascinating characters – Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Rosamund Lehmann, Maynard Keynes to name but a few. Carrington’s Letters introduces the maverick artist and compelling personality to a new generation for the first time with fresh correspondence never before published. Unmediated, passionate, startlingly honest and very playful, reading Carrington’s letters is like having her whisper in your ear and embrace you gleefully.

Virginia Woolf & the Raverats

A Different Sort of Friendship

Author: Virginia Woolf,Gwen Raverat,Jacques Raverat,William Pryor

Publisher: Clear Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781904555025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 373

Portrays the extraordinary relationship between Virginia Woolf, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and Gwen and Jacques Raverat

A Note of Explanation

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452170045

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8884

A Note of Explanation is a previously unknown work by iconic writer Vita Sackville-West. Written in 1922, it was recently rediscovered as a miniature book in Queen Mary's dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Witty and stylish, the story recounts the antics of a time-traveling sprite who inhabits the dollhouse. This illustrated ebook edition presents the story for the first time since 1924. Lovers of literature and history will rejoice in this irresistible one-of-a-kind ebook.

Nurse Lugton's Curtain

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152050481

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9321

As Nurse Lugton dozes, the animals on the patterned curtain she is sewing come alive.

Portrait of a Marriage

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

Author: Nigel Nicolson,Victoria Sackville-West

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226583570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

View: 2011

Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of her love affair with Violet Keppel Trefusis in 1920 is one of intrigue and bewilderment. In Portrait of a Marriage, Nigel Nicolson combines his mother's vivid memoir of escapade with what he learned from copious family letters and explains the context of this romantic crisis. He also describes how Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson went on to live the rest of their lives in harmonious marriage.

Virginia Woolf's Garden

The Story of the Garden at Monk's House

Author: Caroline Zoob

Publisher: Jacqui Small

ISBN: 9781909342132

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 3543

Monkâ??s House in Sussex is the former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. It was bought by them in 1919 as a country retreat, somewhere they came to read, write and work in the garden. From the overgrown land behind the house they created a brilliant patchwork of garden rooms, linked by brick paths, secluded behind flint walls and yew hedges. The story of this magical garden is the subject of this book and the author has selected quotations from the writings of the Woolfs which reveal how important a role the garden played in their lives, as a source of both pleasure and inspiration. Virginia wrote most of her major novels at Monkâ??s House, at first in a converted tool shed, and later in her purpose-built wooden writing lodge tucked into a corner of the orchard. Caroline Zoob lived with her husband, Jonathan, at Monkâ??s House for over a decade as tenants of the National Trust, and has an intimate knowledge of the garden they tended and planted. The photographer, Caroline Arber, was a frequent visitor to the house during their tenancy and her spectacular photographs, published here for the first time, often reveal the garden as it is never seen by the public: at dawn, in the depths of winter, at dusk. The photographs and text, enriched with rare archive images and embroidered garden plans, take the reader on a journey through the various garden â??roomsâ??, (including the Italian Garden, the Fishpond Garden, the Millstone Terrace and the Walled Garden). Each garden room is presented in the context of the lives of the Woolfs, with fascinating glimpses into their daily routines at Rodmell. This beautiful book is an absorbing account of the creation of a garden which will appeal equally to gardeners and those with an interest in Virginia and Leonard Woolf.

Virginia Wolf

Author: Kyo Mackear

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771380942

Category: Mood (Psychology)

Page: N.A

View: 1515

When Virginia wakes up feeling "wolfish," her sister, Vanessa, tries to cheer her up. After treats, funny faces and other efforts fail, Vanessa begins to paint a glorious mural depicting the world of the sisters' imagination. Will it help lift Virginia from her doldrums?

The World Broke in Two

Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

Author: Bill Goldstein

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627795294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 9846

A Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR's Book Concierge A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain creative future despite success in the past. The literary ground is shifting, as Ulysses is published in February and Proust’s In Search of Lost Time begins to be published in England in the autumn. Yet, dismal as their prospects seemed in January, by the end of the year Woolf has started Mrs. Dalloway, Forster has, for the first time in nearly a decade, returned to work on the novel that will become A Passage to India, Lawrence has written Kangaroo, his unjustly neglected and most autobiographical novel, and Eliot has finished—and published to acclaim—“The Waste Land." As Willa Cather put it, “The world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts,” and what these writers were struggling with that year was in fact the invention of modernism. Based on original research, Bill Goldstein's The World Broke in Two captures both the literary breakthroughs and the intense personal dramas of these beloved writers as they strive for greatness.

The Charleston Bulletin Supplements

Author: Virginia Woolf,Quentin Bell,Claudia Olk

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 9780712358910

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 131

View: 4436

Presents a collection of stories written by Virginia Woolf for her nephews' satirical family newspaper in the 1920s and illustrated by her nephew Quentin, describing events in the lives of family members, servants, and visitors.

Virginia Woolf

Art, Life and Vision

Author: Frances Spalding

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery

ISBN: 9781855144811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9370

Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 10 July to 26 October 2014.

Virginia Woolf

Author: Robin Majumdar,Allen McLaurin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724047

Category: Reference

Page: 484

View: 7501

This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell

Author: Vanessa Bell,Regina Marler

Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited

ISBN: 9781559212618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 593

View: 5232

The daughter of eminent Victorian writer Sir Leslie Stephen and older sister of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell was a well-known avant-garde painter and decorator, and a central figure in the Bloomsbury group. The collection, including many of Vanessa daily letters to her children, sister, and her lovers, takes readers from 1885 to 1961 - through more than seventy years and two world wars. Together they document Vanessa's fascinating and often romantic relationship with her sister; her domestic and aesthetic life at various houses including Gordon Square, Asheham, Cassis and Charleston; and her passionate involvements with Rodger Fry and Duncan Grant - who himself would have had an affair with the writer David Bunny Garnett, future husband of Duncan and Vanessa daughter, Angelica.