Archive for April 19th, 2011

Take a look at these 26 Woolf sightings found during the past week.
  1. Poem of the week: A Northern Suburb by John DavidsonThe Guardian (blog)
    His poetry was admired by Virginia Woolf, TS Eliot and, intermittently, WB Yeats, who knew him from Rhymers’ Club meetings, and complained of his “Scottish roughness and exasperation”. Hugh MacDiarmid paid him the sincerest tribute as “the only 
  2. Editorial: Celebrities and Bipolar DisorderAbout – News & Issues
    Brilliant authors and poets Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and John Berryman all took their own lives. I myself “went public” with my bipolar disorder – on this website – on the day I was diagnosed, and I’ve never regretted my openness. …
  3. 5 Least Sexy Film Characters (Female)ChicagoNow (blog)
    I am very, very afraid of Virginia Woolf. Will Hunting’s strengths: fighting, brains, lying, one-liners, and carpentry. Weaknesses: female basketball players. Geena Davis is easily the 2nd best looking guy in this picture. Call me narrow-minded, 
  4. Teen story honorable mention: The Carrel BoyKalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com
    My carrel is like a womb where Virginia Woolf holds me in her arms; where Yeats sings to me; where Kafka asks me if my world is real. And I say “Yes, yes my world is real, Kafka. I am real, my carrel is real, and we are here together. …
  5. My hero: George EliotThe Guardian
    From Adam Bede to Daniel Deronda, she questioned her times. She plumbed ideas, politics, religion, race, and above all the vagaries of the heart. Virginia Woolf characterised Middlemarch as “one of the fewEnglish novels written for grown-up people”. 
  6. Labour new and blueProgress Magazine
    ‘At a recent seminar in Oxford that brought together new Labour and blue Labour, a philosopher attached to the latter quoted Virginia Woolf’s diary: “Terrible weekend. Man drowned in river. Went to Labour Party meeting.” Arguments in the fraternal …
  7. Radical Bloomsbury: Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell’s story at Brighton Museum Culture24
    Bell was a painter and designer and the sister of Virginia Woolf, a fellow member of the all-powerful Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists who used Charleston as a spiritual home. The icons they dallied with are dotted around the six chambers – in 
  8. Greene’s pasturesThe Australian
    I suspect we’ll still be reading him when the pages of Virginia Woolf stay unopened and when William Faulkner is a bit hard to get down from the shelf. Greene was intensely interested in the art of writing. He was obsessed by that most innovative of 
  9. Two plays set high standardNorth Shore News
    Glass’s title is based on a Virginia Woolf quote — “We think back through our mothers if we are women.” Neat endings and messages are anathema to Glass. She gives us three conflicted characters connected by blood and marriage, and examining their 
  10. Bipolar disorder: FactfileThe Independent
    … counselling by psychologists, social workers or psychiatric nurses. – Famous people who may have been bipolar include Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Vincent Van Gogh, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf
     and Charles Baudelaire.
  11. Bringing Film Noir to the Small Screen: HBO’s Mildred PierceMy Latino Voice
    Mildred learns all too soon the meaning of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” and lines from “King Lear.” And here one gets a taste of Winslet’s “Revolutionary Road” with slivers of “Chinatown.” With style and finely detailed sets, “Mildred Pierce” 
  12. BBC readers to click with the ListenerGulfNews
    By Jemima Kiss, Guardian News and Media Ltd. London: It was one of the most distinguished titles in British journalism for more than six decades, nurturing the careers of literary talent including Virginia Woolf, Phillip Larkin and TS Eliot, 
  13. The blossoming of BloomsburyEvening Standard
    This is because, by the time of Virginia Woolf and her colleagues, the interests of literature and avant-garde art in general had moved beyond social realism, and towards internal, psychological narratives. The work of these artists spawned nothing 
  14. LePain explores Augustine’s ConfessionsLe Provacteur (subscription)
    Professor LePain began the lecture with a flurry of literary allusions ranging from Dante to The Dream of the Red Chamber to Don Quixote and Virginia Woolf-painting, with broad strokes, an image of readers and the books they read throughout literary 
  15. Stunning Tudor house in Berkshire for saleCountry Life
  16. During their residence there they were visited by well known fellow members of the group including Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes. The property has been lovingly refurbished by its current owners and boasts the original restored mill wheel, … Read Bloomsbury home Tidmarsh for sale.
  17. LBGT curriculum: Great stories are the keySan Francisco Chronicle
  18. Around the same time, I read Michael Cunningham’s novel “The Hours,” a story of three women connected by Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” It is a beautiful piece of art, and is also a book written by a gay man with one of the central characters a
  19. Annabel by Kathleen Winter – reviewThe Guardian
    Annabel takes a fresh approach: it eschews the dark humour of Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex, or, in less direct treatments, the gruesomeness of Iain Banks’s The Wasp Factory, the epic sweep of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, the inventive intricacy of Ursula 
  20. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano’s talent has depthWashington Post
    … season’s Young Concert Artists series, Cano followed Nicola Porpora’s “Alto Giove” from his opera “Polifemo” with Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer,” Ravel’s “Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques” and Dominick Argento’s “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
  21. The problem with “Miral”NYU Washington Square News
    When Nadia decides to kill herself by wading into the river Virginia Woolf-style, Schnabel’s sensorium works to convey the claustrophobia of the water, muffling sight and sound. But it never tells us, or shows us, who she was in the first place. 
  22. Literary England: In search of Virginia Woolf among the historic blue plaques …Daily Mail
    But it’s at 22 Hyde Park Gate, London, that I find what I’m looking for: the house where my great-aunt, Virginia Woolf, was born in 1882. It’s the logical place to start my journey to her old haunts around London, a journey that also takes in 

    Virginia Woolf screensaver on the Kindle

  23. Amazon introduces cheaper Wi-Fi Kindle with adsUSA Today
    The only difference: Ads replace illustrations of classic authors like Virginia Woolf and Jules Verne that appear on current Kindle screensavers. This Amazon gift card deal is among deals that will be delivered directly to “Kindle with Special Offers” 
  24. A symphony conductor’s lawsuit of noteYakima Herald-Republic
    The New York Times reported last month the 1994 law restored copyrights in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini, books by CS Lewis and Virginia Woolf, and paintings by Picasso. Teachers and archivists are also plaintiffs in the case. 
  25. Poets in MotionBOOK Southern Africa (blog)
    Virginia Woolf set herself the task of going to buy a pencil in order to justify taking a walk, and American poet AR Ammons gives a new meaning to loafing, when he proposes a trip to buy the daily bread, but he comes to the conclusion that a walk is
  26. RH relaunches Hogarth PressThe Bookseller
    The spirit of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s literary imprint the Hogarth Press will be revived on both sides of the Atlantic after Random House announced the launch of a new fiction imprint. Hogarth will launch in summer 2012 and will focus on 

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