Archive for February 22nd, 2012

Does Edith of Downton Abbey fame dress like Virginia Woolf? Did Vanessa Bell really purchase a Picasso for £4? Is Woolf on stage in Massachusetts and in Canada? Scan the past week’s Woolf sightings below to find out.

  1. Reflections on collections at the library, The Star Democrat
    And wasn’t he always quoting Virginia Woolf at us? So where is Mrs. Dalloway, and where, pray tell, To the Lighthouse? So, like a ghost whispering from the wings, I send out this lonely message to all those that come after me (cue the sound of dragging
  2. World War I Belongs to Literature Now, Big Think
    Virginia Woolf suggested that “human character” itself changed in the turbulent years preceding it; Philip Larkin wrote famously that it snuffed the “innocence” of the Edwardian era “without a word”; Paul Fussell, in The Great War and Modern Memory,
  3. How Picasso helped British art turn modern, The Guardian
    In 1911 Vanessa Bell wrote to her sister Virginia Stephen (later Woolf): “We’re in a huge state of excitement having just bought a Picasso for £4.” The picture, Jars and Lemon (1907), deeply impressed artists Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis when they
  4. The Arts of Russian and Soviet Modernists, Morning Star Online
    Founded in 1924 by eminent intellectuals, including EM Forster, Julian Huxley, Maynard Keynes and Virginia Woolf, the society stalwartly maintained continuous cultural exchanges with the USSR until its breakup in 1991, so accumulating an extensive
  5. Group rep Salutes If We Are Women, Broadway World
    Author Virginia Woolf, along with Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov and other famous writers are alluded to various times within the script. Women are women, so there are a great many ideas tossed about, in vivid Woolf style, about sexually aggressive
  6. Poet of the Week: Jane Hirshfield, Santa Barbara Independent
    But it doesn’t take long to hear her grounding in the world between Beowulf and Virginia Woolf, either. “I think the English sonnet, as written by Shakespeare, Milton, and Donne, is every bit as compressed and lyrical as a haiku in offering us a
  7. Jack Dorsey, founder of Square and inventor of Twitter, Fast Company
    We’re now chatting about Mrs. Dalloway, the classic by Virginia Woolf, a book so groundbreaking that it reset the development of the American novel. As Dorsey grew in his role as CEO, he decided to hone his storytelling skills, to fine-tune the
  8. Writers’ Valentines to Their Mentors, Huffington Post (blog)
    As the pile grew larger and richer (to name aa handful: Michael Cunningham on Virginia Woolf, Joyce Carol Oates on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lily Tuck on Gordon Lish, Dinaw Mengestu on running an after-school program in Harlem, Carolyn See on
  9. Review: ‘William and Judith’ makes for stunning theater, Tulsa World
    Shakespeare had no sister; however, the novelist Virginia Woolf, in her essay “A Room of One’s Own,” about the unique challenges and obstacles women writers must overcome to pursue their art, imagined one for him, calling her Judith,
  10. Victorian literature scholar Donegan to speak on “Women’s Survival Narratives”, Buffalo News (blog)
    Using Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” as an inflection point, Donegan reconfigures “the creation of domestic space in terms of negotiating safety, planning escape, and making room to write.” She concludes that “nineteenth-century British women
  11. Two Good Books: Elizabeth Hand’s Available Dark and Edward St. Aubyn’s At Last, TIME
    St. Aubyn is often compared to Evelyn Waugh, for obvious reasons, but the writers I kept thinking of were Virginia Woolf and, oddly enough, the graphic novelist Alison Bechdel: like them, St. Aubyn is utterly fearless when faced with the task of
  12. Bloomsbury Bistro’s Cari Jo Cavalcante keeps besting the competition, Pitch Weekly
    It clicked because of the whole tie-in with Virginia Woolf. Everything else just fell into place,” Cavalcante says. There are still a few items left from the original menu: the chicken-ham roulade sandwich (chicken breast rolled in ham and topped with
  13. Searching for Shahrzad, Iranian
    Perhaps Virginia Woolf could provide a lesson here. Her interest in biographical writing stems from her work on “the lives of the obscure,” which oft en translates to the lives of women and her reflection on the balance that should exist between fact
  14. ‘Ordinary Mind, Ordinary Day’ adapts Virginia Woolf for stage, Brandeis University
    The Brandeis Theater Company takes on dark subject matter as its four-day run of “Ordinary Mind, Ordinary Day,” a stage adaptation of four of Virginia Woolf’s short stories, begins Thursday night. Written by theater professor Adrianne Krstansky and
  15. Capital, By John Lanchester, The Independent
    Virginia Woolf did not much approve of the intrusion of estate agency into fiction. “House property,” she sniffily wrote in the talk that became her 1924 essay “Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown”, “was the common ground from which the Edwardians found it easy
  16. The Bloomsbury Group, The Saint
    The Bloomsbury Group was named after Virginia Woolf’s collaborartion of writers, and intellectuals.(Photo special to The Saint) The Bloomsbury group, one of NGCSU’s newest student clubs, is based on sharing and discussing not only literature,
  17. PIMCO’S Gross Ponders Life, Death and Recent Fed Action, AdvisorOne
    By John Sullivan, AdvisorOne In a highly personal and at times emotional February Investment Outlook, PIMCO Chief Bill Gross examines life, death, personal loss and Virginia Woolf. Peppered with a significant number of literary and cultural references
  18. BOOKS PLUS: Exercise freedom to read at Tri-City libraries, The Tri-City News
    Book club members are currently reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. This novel follows the title character on a June day as she makes last-minute arrangements for a party at her home that evening. The novel is written as a full transcript of what
  19. From Thomas Gainsborough to Tracey Emin: The Family in British Art at , Culture24
    By Ben Miller | 16 February 2012 From Vanessa Bell’s portrayal of a dozing Virginia Woolf and Sarah Jones’s stuffy dining rooms to boisterous garden scenes from Stanley Spencer and fake photos of the royal family stage-managed by Alison Jackson,
  20. Happiness is a shed of one’s own, Telegraph.co.uk
    Writers from Roald Dahl to Charles Dickens have flourished in theirs and I’m sure that Virginia Woolf’s exaltation for all women writers to own a room of their own would have extended to a shed. My son Jacques, a carpenter, naturally built his own.
  21. Testing From Information Evolution-Text, NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)
    Exhibits included papers belonging to Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and one of three Gutenberg bibles owned by the Morgan. There was also a little room full of cylinder seals. According to the descriptive … Read more.
  22. The Morgan Library Explores A History Of Animals In Art, Literature And Music , Huffington Post
    It features work by John James Audubon, William Blake, Albrecht Durer, TS Eliot, David Hockney, Ted Hughes, George Orwell, Sergei Prokofiev, Peter Paul Rubens, EB White, and Virginia Woolf, among many others. It will show at The Morgan Library from
  23. REVIEW: The Year Of Magical Wanking | Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney, Crikey (blog)
    It even has a homegrown association, insofar as Watkins obsession with The Hours, Nicole and Virginia Woolf. From the most humble environs of his grandpa’s council flat, Watkins emerges to inhabit a stately theatrical mansion, with many mysterious
  24. Who’s annoyed with ‘Ordinary’ Virginia Woolf?, The Brandeis Hoot
    To be fair, I have read about two pages of Virginia Woolf’s work, specifically two pages of “Mrs. Dalloway.” From those two pages, I gathered that party planning was a big deal way back when. This was the only knowledge I had about
  25. What is my daily writing routine? I make a great big cappuccino and smoke a , Financial Times
    Later Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse sensitised me to the world in a rather thrilling way. When did you know you were going to be a writer? Both my parents were writers – I resisted it until my early twenties but I couldn’t in the end.
  26. Can’t get enough of books in India, Christian Science Monitor
    Though she plans to work in information technology, she says it is the writings of English author Virginia Woolf and works like “Into the Wild,” by Jon Krakauer, that captivate her. Though right now in India books sell mostly by word of mouth,
  27. Wild heart of Wessex, WA today
    Life at Max Gate, however, was far from colourless; visitors included Robert Louis Stevenson, George Bernard Shaw, TE Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. It was here that Hardy penned his great novels – The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886),
  28. Car show at QuikTrip Center, Tulsa Vintage Show at Expo Square, Tulsa World
    “William and Judith” is a what-if story by playwright Cody Daigle that uses Virginia Woolf’s hypothetical theory – in her essay “A Room of One’s Own” – that Shakespeare had an equally creative sister named Judith. Daigle explores issues of betrayal and
  29. Make lit new: Are retold tales a new fad or the latest incarnation of a rich , National Post
    Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf 6. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens 7. The Odyssey, by Homer 8. King Lear, by William Shakespeare 9. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen 10. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott 11. The Ambassadors, by Henry James
  30. ‘Oranges’ gets new twin, London Free Press
    And she was, she added, the only real heir to the talent of Virginia Woolf. Be that as it may, Winterson’s output, although impressive, may not have kept pace with her own notions of literary success and subsequent fiction, with perhaps the exception
  31. Death anniv of Kunt Hamsun, Iran Book News Agency
    His techniques were found in material by James Joyce, Marcel Proust, and Virginia Woolf. Following the Second Boer War, he adopted increasingly conservative views. He also came to be known as a prominent advocate of Germany and German culture,
  32. A room of her own: Repurposed spaces become creative havens for the woman of , Detroit Free Press
    More than 80 years ago, writer Virginia Woolf penned the essay, “A Room of One’s Own,” about how women, especially those who want to practice a form of creativity, need a place to do it. In 2012, given the explosion of the handmade and creative arts
  33. This afternoon at BAM, City Opera and Rufus Wainwright need a hit; will they , Capital New York
    It’s like Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway with a wealthy woman trying to exercise the demons of the past. These fears have haunted her all night long and the Régine wakes up early to wonder as to what happened six years before when she sang in public in
  34. Stepchildren of liberalisation, India Today
    She studies at a thirdrate government college, struggling with Virginia Woolf and William Congreve, and tries very hard to acquire “competence in English”, her passport to a better life. Boo’s own journey from being the foreigner, who’s conspicuously
  35. Terminally talented, Times LIVE
    When she couldn’t bear the sadness that consumed her, English writer Virginia Woolf, before putting stones in the pockets of her jacket and drowning herself, wrote: “I feel certain that I’m going mad again; I feel we can’t go through another of those
  36. Downton Abbey Watch: Life Is a Game, TIME
    Edith, dressed in her best Virginia Woolf outfit, tries and fails to take another man with a broken wing into her convalescent home of one. Here’s hoping they send Edith to America in Mary’s place. If anyone can use a cowboy, it’s that girl.
  37. Does Fear Help Us Appreciate Abstract Art?, Big Think (blog)
    As Virginia Woolf wrote in her essay “The Supernatural in Fiction,” “It is pleasant to be afraid when we are conscious that we are in no kind of danger.” Just as we scream on rollercoasters despite knowing that we’re not going to plummet to our doom,
  38. The Big Smoke’s Canadian Premiere, blogTO (blog)
    Canadian Premiere of an award-winning one-woman show inspired by the lives and work of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. In a courageous physical performance with a completely original text and score sung a cappella, Amy Nostbakken tells

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