Archive for July 5th, 2011

Jewelry designed by Delfina Delettrez

Blogging Woolf is on summer time, which means the time between Woolf sightings is growing longer.

Here are nearly two weeks worth, including one, number 35, in which jewlery designer Delfina Delettrez says Virginia Woolf is one of five famous women she would like to see model her work, which is described as surreal, luxurious and not for the weak of heart.

  1. An Unfinished Woman, Albany Times Union
    As we discuss Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, I survey the faces of these 20-something-year-olds, my classmates, and think to myself, “Are you kidding me? You think dorm life is hard? Try finding a room of your own at MY house!!” Perspective.
  2. The Humble Life of Phillip Greenlief, East Bay Express
    An avid cinephile with a keen eye for visual arts and a masters degree in English lit from the University of Southern California, he’s recorded albums investigating Virginia Woolf (Ashley
    Adams’ fierce Flowers for Mrs. Dalloway), Robert Rauschenberg,
  3. Peace, quiet and wind-swept solitude in Scotland’s highlands, Monsters and Critics.com
    ‘Miles and miles of lavender-coloured solitude,’ is how novelist Virginia Woolf described the
    Highlands in her notebook during a visit in 1938. Short, chilly summers and long
    winters with lots of snow – the climate in the Highlands has made the
  4. “God forgive me for my sins — but I can really write”: Irmgard Keun, Anita , Bookslut
    Speculating on the tenacity of the injustice, Prose commented, “Perhaps the problem is that women writers tell us things we don’t want to hear — especially not from women,” and cited Virginia Woolf’s assessment: Women have served all these centuries
  5. Trapped in a Room as the World Explodes, New York Times
    Virginia Woolf published “A Room of One’s Own” in 1929. Why, all these years later, do the
    portrayals of women trapped in rooms decidedly not their own keep coming? Why
    are so many of them written by women? This is not to say that,
  6. The modern novel and the New Atheism, ABC Online
    My second example is from Virginia Woolf’s novel, To the Lighthouse. There is an interesting moment in that book when Mrs Ramasy, sitting thinking, looks out of the window towards the lighthouse. A phrase comes into her head: “We are in the hands of
  7. Mo’ Betta Meta: Amid the clutter, Internet spawns exciting new forms of online , CultureMap Houston
    Embedded cross the water from 1925 to 1939, Flanner wrote not only about society, scandals and political upheavals, but also the new forms of art, including the experimental writing of Ernest Hemmingway, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf.
  8. What’s New 2 July 2011 Inside Higher Ed (blog)
    She’s also had an essay, “Bloomsbury and Biographies of Erotic Life,” published in the most recent issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany, and a review essay in the most recent Woolf
    Studies Annual. Lee Skallerup Bessette has created a new series on her
  9. The rise and rise of the great British shed, Telegraph.co.uk
    Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling and Dylan Thomas all swore by their sheds, as did Benjamin Britten, whose potting shed at Horham, Suffolk, is now a Grade II listed building, one of 50 such places of special interest nominated by English Heritage.
  10. The Greek authorities try to terrorise, but they are terrified, The Guardian
    the problem, as the author rightly points out, is that this monster (which by the way reminds me of Virginia Woolf’s locution in Three Guineas) of neoliberalism stipulates the rules of the game and if Greece wants to remain part of what may ostensibly
  11. The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The Guardian
    It was Virginia Woolf’s working title for the work that eventually became Mrs Dalloway. She thought of calling it “The Hours” because it is a circadian novel, its events taking place during a single day, and the times of day giving it its structure.
  12. Writer With a Cause, Wall Street Journal
    In 1932, she published the first book-length study of Virginia Woolf. She was respectful of Woolf’s artistry but concluded that Woolf’s work was too rarefied for most readers. This judgment did not prevent the Hogarth Press, run by Leonard and Virginia
  13. House of Exile by Evelyn JuersThe Literateur
    Virginia Woolf succumbs to writer’s block; Nelly succumbs to substance abuse; essayist and playwright Erich Mühsam succumbs to death at Oranienburg (murder framed as suicide). Of course we are well versed in the atrocities and cultural suffocation of
  14. House of Exile by Evelyn Juers – review, The Guardian
    For another, the biographical element, while centred on the double nucleus of the brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann, reaches at will for figures as far apart in space, time and human typology as Linnaeus and Goebbels, Kant and Virginia Woolf,
  15. For the Moment, Chronogram
    For the concert Ethel will perform “Present Beauty,” a program “celebrating the concepts of presence and continuity” and highlighted by the quartet’s new arrangement of Phillip Glass’s score to The Hours, the 2002 film based on Virginia Woolf’s
  16. Et cetera – non-fiction reviews, The Guardian
    The rest of the collection sees a psychoanalytic reading of Peter Pan, an intriguing defence of Sylvia Plath’s notorious poem “Daddy”, and interesting interventions on Eliot-on-Hamlet, Virginia Woolf, Freud, Melanie Klein, and Israel-Palestine (with
  17. Summer reading list, The Christian Century (blog)
    My church’s book group will discuss Middlemarch in September, so I’m planning to reread that long novel by George Eliot–“one of the few British novels written for grownups,” said Virginia Woolf. I remember the character of Dorothea Brooke,
  18. Paris Is So Yesterday, Huffington Post (blog)
    There was Impressionism, the rise of the novel, Stravinsky, Virginia Woolf, Collette — all simultaneously combusting. No contest! It is what captures the imagination — the dream of one
    artist inspiring another, the dream of open doors and the key
  19. Freedom for Frida Kahlo, The Guardian
    The Dinner Party (1974-79); a huge table laid for an elaborate feast, each place was set for a woman whose cultural contribution had not, in Chicago’s view, been fully acknowledged – Elizabeth I, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O’Keeffe,
  20. Where Silicon Valley Meets Emerging Market Entrepreneurs, Forbes (blog)
    She likens the Endeavor Summit to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. “It is a place where you can play around with ideas, experiment, and renew your drive.” It is also a place they’re looking forward to connecting with the world’s greatest business
  21. Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, Part 2, Huffington Post (blog)
    A German traveler in 1785 wrote, “What struck me most in Switzerland among the curiosities of nature were those horrid structure the Alps.” Sir Leslie Stephen, the pioneering mountaineer and biographer, and father of novelist Virginia Woolf and painter
  22. Against Essays About Reviews That Have No Corresponding Set of Virtues, Reluctant Habits
    In quoting Virginia Woolf’s 1939 essay, “Reviewing,” Gumport fails to understand that Woolf was condemning a scenario whereby sixty reviewers at once assured the reader that some book was a masterpiece, while pointing out that the reviewer’s position
  23. All about real life, Malaysia Star
    The Myth Of The Lazy Native, got published; his relationship with editors; his connection to prominent English author and essayist Virginia Woolf; why he liked Italian film director of
    “spaghetti Westerns” fame, Sergio Leone, and Russian writers;
  24. The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The Guardian
    Michael Cunningham’s novel has an epigraph from Virginia Woolf’s diary entry for 30 August 1923, when she was at work on her fourth novel, Mrs Dalloway. This work in progress still has her provisional title, “The Hours”, which Cunningham has duly taken
  25. Bloomsbury is the thinking traveller’s delight, The National
    There is a bust of Virginia Woolf. Visitors to Bloomsbury can spend many thought-provoking hours marvelling at such layers of history, which are visible all around in the landscape and architecture. Bloomsbury is a must-visit on a trip to London and
  26. Small Talk: Miriam Toews, Financial Times
    Alice Munro, David Markson, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf. What is the strangest thing you’ve done when researching a book? Wandering around the perimeter of a vile-smelling abattoir. What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?
  27. Here’s your rejection slip, Euro Weekly News
    If talent spotting was left to literary houses, Ernest Hemingway, Beatrix Potter, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, Mark Twain and hundreds like them would be unknown to us. Now under threat publishing critics accuse Amazon of
  28. Favourite politics, philosophy and economics books, The Guardian
    Confounding the minds of Carlyle and Virginia Woolf, Urne-Buriall is a deeply moving and melancholic reflection on man’s historical condition, written in the most effective English prose until William Hazlitt. In The Garden of Cyrus Browne argues that
  29. Urban Mystic: Finding Holy Sparks in the City, Huffington Post (blog)
    Sometimes, when I leave Barnard, having meditated upon “Mrs. Dalloway,” I am trailed by the ghost of Virginia Woolf. Better known to have walked her solitary, isolated self, pockets
    loaded with stones, into the River Ouse, Woolf was also a seer.
  30. SCCC professor attends conference in Scotland, Township Journal
    There she presented a paper at the 21st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. The paper is titled “Hybridization of Fact and Fiction: The Precarious Balance of Woolf’s ‘New
    Biography’ in Orlando.” The conference was from June 9 to 12,
  31. The Rain Tree, By Mirabel Osler, The Independent
    She reminds me of Mrs Ramsay and Mrs Dalloway, those feminist heroines Virginia Woolf admired for being so absolutely secure in their understanding of the importance of the heart’s
    affections, while baffled by square roots and secretly unsure what the
  32. Fighting for the Public Domain, Watching the Watchers.org
    and Renoir, and writings by George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, and JRR Tolkien. The petitioners are orchestra conductors, educators, performers, film archivists, and motion picture distributors who depend upon the public domain for their livelihood.
  33. A Book for All and None, By Clare Morgan, The Independent
    The art of parallel narratives is one that  thrives on juxtaposition, but here’s a trio I would never have expected to see: Virginia Woolf, stumbling on the inspiration for To the Lighthouse in a
    Pembrokeshire village in 1908; the violence of the
  34. Frameline35: ‘Bob’s New Suit’, PopMatters
    When he describes what it’s like to inhabit a new body, one that begins to fit his gender, he’s interrupted by a bookworm caricature who has read Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and, thus, claims to know something about the topic.
  35. Seven Questions For Delfina Delettrez, Fashionista
    Ian Curtis of the Joy Division and Virginia Woolf would have been amazing too. I would love to see my jewels worn by Bjork. On a daily basis how much jewelry do you wear? What are your favorite
  36. Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature, Metapsychology
    The mix of familiar and unfamiliar works examined is particularly stimulating: Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe are there, but so are George Lippard and AJH Duganne; and works by authors one would not readily class as ‘Gothic’ such as Virginia Woolf
    pieces to wear everyday? On special occasions?

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