Archive for April 25th, 2011

For the first time since I started tallying weekly Woolf sightings, I have fewer than 20 on my list. This week they range from a mention in an interview with Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jennifer Egan to a mother’s stream of consciousness during “the talk” with her young daughter.

  1. How ‘the Goon Squad’ came to be, CNN International
    Other inspirations: Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” (one of my favorite books ever), Robert Stone, Virginia Woolf and the great 19th-century storytellers, especially Dickens, George Eliot and Zola. CNN: In addition to your career as a novelist,
  2. Winning characters, Malaysia Star
    In fact, the great works feature people who are so unusual and so memorable that they earn a place for themselves beyond the pages of a book – think the titular character in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr Ripley by …
  3. Jilly Cooper: ‘I’m a reasonable writer but I’m much too colloquial’, The Guardian
    I do hope it’s only showjumpers who behave this badly.” She was wonderful. She once rang me up to say: “Darling, did you know? Virginia Woolf has just won Wimbledon.” Of course, it was Virginia Wade. Do you find it easy to write about sex?
  4. On the upside, Hindustan Times
    Author-critic Virginia Woolf, former Russian president Boris Yeltsin and actor Catherine Zeta Jones are among some people diagnosed with bipolar illnesses. But it’s anything but glamourous. “When there are lows,
    you are like a vegetable.
  5. Theatre Review (LA): God Of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at the Ahmanson Theatre, Blogcritics.org (blog)
    Not since Virginia Woolf has there been such a vicous yet funny sequence of events. The combatants are left in tatters by the end, their marriages in ruins, with many hidden animosities revealed. The play is a rather small piece which never really
  6. But what do they do with their legs?, The Guardian
    I imagined Virginia Woolf contentedly sitting in a pond of her own. And then drowning. “Where is it?” Mulan asked, her eyes bigger than ever. “It’s in our lower abdomen, inside us, below our belly button, above our vagina.” I had managed to be specific
  7. Agony ancients, Financial Times
    The title chapter on learning to drive, for example, ranges from a meditation on freedom, Virginia Woolf and the film Thelma and Louise, through how machines challenge what it means to be human, to the Romantic idea of the quest – then back to freedom
  8. Hatchet Job: Ken Babstock returns with his fourth collection of poetry, National Post (blog)
    His father was a clergyman in the United Church and his mother worked as a nurse; when Babstock was a teen, she enrolled in graduate school, and nights she spent immersed in writers such as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce to great effect.
  9. THE LABORATORY, Spencer Daily Reporter (blog)
    but that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to only that space. Inspiration can strike anywhere, and you must remain open to the process. “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Virginia Woolf.
  10. History and gender are up for grabs in Muhlenberg’s joyful Orlando, Muhlenberg Weekly
    Virginia Woolf’s groundbreaking tale Orlando takes the stage Apr. 28 to explore what we mean when we talk about identity, gender, poetry, and love Orlando, the final play in the College’s Mainstage Theatre & Dance season, traverses three centuries of
  11. Writing with Cats, New Yorker (blog)
    (Perhaps a disclaimer is in order: I do in fact have a cat, and a vaguely literary one at that: she’s called Orlando, after the Virginia Woolf novel; her first week in my care was a little confusing, gender-wise.) The other day the folks over at
  12. More than black and white, The Hindu
    According to Virginia Woolf, the reader “differs from the critic and the scholar. He is worse educated, and nature has not gifted him so generously. He reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge or correct the opinion of others.
  13. Onstage calendar: April 22, 2011, Ventura County Star
    “Goat”: The Elite Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Arthur Kraft’s drama about what might have happened if a psychologist had prevented writer Virginia Woolf from committing suicide in 1941. 8 pm Fridays and Saturday, 2 pm Sundays,
  14. Wood To Lead Park University’s College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences, Park University
    Wood has published The Theme of Peace and War in Virginia Woolf’s War Writings (2010) and What Eve Didn’t Tell Us (2002), a collection of autobiographical essays with co-author Rev. Sue Dolquist.
  15. Women’s Society presents leadership awards, scholarship, Washington University Record
    The award consists of a $500 cash prize and a silver clock inscribed with a quote from English writer
    Virginia Woolf: “I should remind you how much depends upon you and what an influence you can exert upon the future.” The Women’s Society, with the
  16. Phil Rizzo: Depression a challenge in old age, Signal
    Answers.com lists some of our most recognizable names: Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson,
    Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginia Woolf, and the list
  17. A cultural critic attends the NHL playoffs, LA Observed
    Brian Kennedy wrote “Growing Up Hockey” (Folklore 2007) and “Living the Hockey Dream” (Folklore 2009), as well as a number of academic essays on topics from Henry James to Virginia Woolf. His last post for Native Intelligence was on managing fear in
  18. Weave magic with the food kitchen In the words of Virginia Woolf?, BlogHer (blog)
    “We can k? Not think well, love, sleep well, if not many births?.” Food is an essential element of our existence, but for some people it is much more than filling the stomach and soothe your appetite. Food for a party, a gathering of fine ingredients,

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