Archive for August 1st, 2011

Among the 29 Woolf sightings of the past two weeks is one that connects Virginia to American baseball. Scroll down to #19 for details. The Broadway reference is in #5, and several others refer to Bloomsbury.

  1. Interview: Zulfikar Ghose, Newsline
    Some of the very greatest – Virginia Woolf, for one – did not have the opportunity to go to college, and some who did – WH Auden, for example – came away with a third-class degree. So, the future writers of Pakistan will not be handicapped by not
  2. Simmering secrets for summer, Telegraph-Journal (registration)
    She doesn’t understand modern life, even in sleepy Great Village, and is content to stay oblivious to it all, enmeshed in the worlds of her favourite writers, William Shakespeare, Elizabeth Bishop and Virginia Woolf. The memories that keep folding over
  3. Mallick: What Atwood can teach Ford about Toronto, Toronto Star
    Dinosaurs, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and Hitler’s bombs layered London over the centuries. Toronto, the biggest city in a young country, is not quite layered enough for my taste but it will be once we let our writers at it.
  4. Mumbai’s mix-and-match approach to relationships, CNNGo.com
    Out of reach of the family that wants to get her married, the 20-something wannabe Virginia Woolf émigré from New Delhi can rent a room of her own in Bandra and live the life of Bohemian rhapsody she’s always dreamt of. The nerdy accountant from
  5. Ellen McLaughlin, Tom Nelis, Henry Stram et al. Set for Septimus and Clarissa, TheaterMania.com
    Broadway veterans Ellen McLaughlin, Tom Nelis, and Henry Stram will be featured in the world premiere of Septimus and Clarissa, adapted by McLaughlin from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Rachel Dickstein will direct the production, presented by Ripe
  6. 7 Books That Changed The Way I See the World, Forbes (blog)
    Virginia Woolf, The Waves. This is not a book for everyone. It is demanding. I find it overpoweringly beautiful — really. I love it, but it makes my head explode to the extent that I can scarcely read it. 4. Edward Tufte, The Visual Display of
  7. Hotel to broadcast book-reading authors, Evening Standard
    Linda Plant, marketing director at Radisson Edwardian Hotels, said the literary schemes had been “incredibly well” received. She said: “Being in the heart of Bloomsbury – the stomping ground of legends such as Virginia Woolf and E M Forster – we wanted
  8. Amy Wright Speaks on Constructive Criticism, Clarksville Online
    Amy’s thoughts turned to Virginia Woolf’s essay where she quoted, “Human credulity is indeed wonderful.” In Amy’s translation, we hear, “We cannot believe what has been passed down to us.” She discussed Virginia Woolf’s criticism of Hemingway who was a
  9. Art that’s made in Scotland, Herald Scotland
    One Scottish show appearing in the Remarkable programme but not part of Made in Scotland is Orlando, the Glasgow-based Cryptic company’s sensual multimedia adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending ode to a lover. Arguably the best thing Cryptic
  10. Gay or not, it doesn’t really matter, News-Press Now
    Many of these people who are gay or believed to be gay, like Alexander the Great, Tennessee Williams, Michelangelo, James Baldwin, Virginia Woolf and Ralph Waldo Emerson, are already in our history books for their achievements.
  11. Wolfette talks about fighting The Saturdays and being in control, Holy Moly!
    She is also related to lady-writer-and-owner-of-a-large-nose Virginia Woolf. So, naturally we decided to have a chat with her about Enya, and whether she’d punch The Saturdays. HM: Hello Wolfette! We presume that’s not the name on your bus pass.
  12. The Moulin Rouge comes to London: Toulouse-Lautrec paints Jane Avril, Huffington Post
    The Courtauld’s superb collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, originally assembled by the great critic Roger Fry (the subject of Virginia Woolf’s only biography), always makes it an excellent place to spend a few hours on a trip
  13. Great Lives for Comics, Sequential Tart News
    Without Christine, there would be no Mary Scott, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Germaine Greer, Joanna Russ, Dale Spender or Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza. Creative team for Christine de Pisan’s graphic debut? Linda Medley.
  14. Unforgettable Characters: Doctor Marjorie Walker, 1938-2011, Huffington Post (blog)
    Those gestures were, of course, chicken feed compared to Margie’s, which included lodging at the five-story house she owned just off Fitzroy Square (Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw had lived only several doors north) and the subsequent two flats
  15. Pounded Yam and Egusi in Germany, Newswatch (subscription)
    For many of them, Nollywood restaurant is the place to realise, the true meaning of Virginia Woolf’s saying that “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Nollywood restaurant, to many who patronise the joint,
  16. Creativity the language of God, Herald Sun
    Writer Virginia Woolf said the whole world was a piece of art and we were all parts of that work. She also noted that religion had in the past century generally denied creativity its rightful place in the spiritual life and that art had, therefore,
  17. Linda Mussmann, Claudia Bruce, New York Times
    They soon started dating, and despite Ms. Mussmann’s initial concerns about the dangers of working with the person you are dating, she was won over by Ms. Bruce’s performance in “The Moment,” an adaption by Ms. Mussmann of an essay by Virginia Woolf.
  18. THE HARDEST TRUTH, Ottawa Citizen
    We live near the place where Virginia Woolf died. One Sunday we went for a walk along the river where she drowned; I told them her story of how she loaded her pockets with stones and waded in, because she was so unwell within her mind.
  19. Taking Fiction Out to the Ballgame, Wall Street Journal
    Lardner’s appeal extended far beyond readers of the sports pages: His fans even included Virginia Woolf, who said that Lardner “writes the best prose that has come our way, often in a language which is not English.” She was right; it is pure American.
  20. In the Details, Boston Review
    That is not the only goal for poets, nor is poetry the only art that adopts it (Virginia Woolf to the white courtesy telephone, please). But it is a goal that many poets take on, by precept or
    example, and there may be no better example right now than
  21. CIPRIAN MURESAN, New York Times
    He has placed similar drawings into novels by James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, giving modern literature a Darwinian bottom line. Modern art gets a reality check too. In a 2011 video we see robed monks in a scriptorium. They aren’t transcribing religious
  22. Emma Woolf’s Memoir An Apple A Day: A True Story of Love and Recovery From , Booktrade.info
    Emma Woolf is the great niece of Virginia Woolf. She studied at Oxford University and worked in publishing before becoming a freelance journalist and writer, contributing to The Independent, Harpers Bazaar and The Mail on Sunday. She lives in London.
  23. Authors Circle welcomes O’Nan to Courthouse, South County Independent
    I return to several books again and again – Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse,” William Maxwell’s “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” James Salter’s “Light Years” – and while I don’t think I could have written my own books without them, I don’t wish I’d
  24. Alexander Autographs, Antiques and Arts Weekly
    The sale will also feature superb autograph and manuscript offerings, including very rare letters by Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin; A fine content letter by Virginia Woolf about her first novel; John F. Kennedy signed first edition of his book Why
  25. Sharing the Harvest, Life360 Now (blog)
    When we are talking about children, Virginia is only half right. Children who do not dine well, do not live well, do not play well with others, and eventually, do not parent well. Food insecurity and malnutrition limit brain development
  26. Descartes Without Debt, The Dominion
    Over eight months, students of Halifax Humanities attended classes twice a week and read Plato, Homer, Dante, St. Augustine, Shakespeare, Machiavelli, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf—to name a few—in between lectures.
  27. Good story, rich characters make ‘Rules’ a fine drama of manners, Palm Beach Post
    There are art deco sculptures that become cocktail mixers, stacks of books with Virginia Woolf on top, an atmosphere of style that’s almost suffocating. I was afraid Towles was going to art direct every scene like this, and in the process kill his
  28. The one where an inspiring cookbook is found, IBNLive.com (blog)
    She has never indicated explicitly but I guess she might have read Virginia Woolf’s apocryphal story of Shakespeare’s imaginary younger sister. The one who, unlike her illustrious brother, was not sent to grammar school. The one who… …had no chance
  29. Review: Cold Drink printmaking show at Du Mois Gallery, bestofneworleans.com (blog)
    The party continues in Amanda Turpen’s Sunday Dinner (pictured below) relief print of well dressed alligators feasting on a cow carcass in a setting reminiscent of Virginia Woolf’s
    Bloomsbury group in London. And while Freret is in no danger of

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