Archive for April 11th, 2011

The past week saw a bit of a slowdown in the rush of Woolf sightings that coincided with the 70th anniversary of her death, as well as the death of Elizabeth Taylor of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? fame. Here are 25 Woolf sightings spotted by Google in the past eight days.

  1. Make Room, Milkwood gallery – review, The Guardian
    Supported by The Leverhulme Trust In an age of  austerity, Virginia Woolf’s words still ring true under the spotlights of  Milkwood Gallery’s latest exhibition Make Room. Yes, an artist simply must have  ‘a room of one’s own’ but it’s certainly practical
  2. When What You Wear Says It All: Book Love as Fashion Accessory, Huffington Post (blog)
    For Sunday events, I’ll opt for a shirtwaist dress and a favorite author on my chest, choosing perhaps a well-known image of Virginia Woolf from Sujette. Friday nights, I prefer my accessories to swing. A black t-shirt provides perfect background to … Read “Five fashionable views of Virginia.”
  3. No one is sacrosant, Telegraph.co.uk
    The Hours (1998) by Michael Cunningham featured Virginia Woolf writing Mrs Dalloway and committing suicide. EL Doctorow’s Ragtime (1975) contained a lavish assortment of “real characters” including Henry Ford, Harry Houdini and Sigmund Freud. …
  4. Magical elements: an interview with Uršula Kovalyk, Czech Position (blog)
    In any case, I’ve always been fascinated by writers like GGMárquez, Isabel Allende, Virginia Woolf, that had magical elements in their work. I really dislike talking about my writing style though, because I’m not a literary theorist and honestly,
    Author Virginia Woolf was manic depressive and so was England’s wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. John Nash who won the Nobel Prize for Mathematics was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. So there is nothing to be ashamed of in becoming mentally … (more…)

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