Archive for October 25th, 2011

Hesperus Press will publish two Woolf titles on Oct. 28, On Fiction, a collection of her essays, and Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf by E. H. Wright.

On Fiction is billed as a unique collection of lesser known essays on reading and story telling. Included are essays articulating Woolf’s views on Jane Austen, the Brontës and George Eliot.

According to the publisher, Wright’s new biography “sheds light on the life and writing of one of the foundational authors of twentieth-century British and European fiction and explodes some of the commonly held myths.” Hesperus says Wright scoured Bloomsbury Group letters, Woolf’s diaries and papers to “illuminate Woolf’s mind.

Hesperus is also the publisher of A Boy at the Hogarth Press by Richard Kennedy, a book I have at the top of my to-read pile. It’s right under To the River by Olivia Lang.

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