Archive for April 9th, 2012

Ten days and 56 Woolf sightings, including a mention of Woolf in Italy, her lone children’s story and a National Poetry Competition Award for a poem named after To the Lighthouse.

  1. My turn: Real life is definitely more interesting, Portales News-Tribune
    Virginia Woolf ‘s home was destroyed by Nazi bombs. At 59, she drowned herself. “Why should we take advice on sex from the Pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t.” — George Bernard Shaw Jezebel was thrown out a window,

    Allison McVety won first prize in the National Poetry Competition for her poem "To the Lighthouse." See numbers 55 and 56.

  2. Nicole Kidman – Nicole Kidman To Star In Grace Kelly Biopic, Contactmusic.com
    However she had previously won the award for her turn as another real-life figure, author Virginia Woolf in “The Hours.” The Aussie thespian next stars in Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” before appearing in Chan-Wook Park’s “Stoker.
  3. Fashionistas: 48-Hours In The Gulf Of Naples, WCW
    If you begin to loose your bearings, you can always turn to Ravello, a small village that has charmed artists Boccaccio, Virginia Woolf, and even Truman Capote. La Dolce Vita almost seems to have been born here. The names of the towns such as Sorrento
  4. Book groups that turned into well-loved sagas, Sheffield Telegraph
    Members all get together once a year, with up to 60 attending, this year discussing Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse with council chief executive John Mothersole. Previous guests have included Bishop Jack Nicholls, MPs Nick Clegg and David Blunkett
  5. Review: The Turn of the Screw | Kitchen Dog Theater | McKinney Avenue , TheaterJones Performing Arts News
    At Kitchen Dog Theater, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw gets a goosebump-raising production. by Mark Lowry by Jeffrey Hatcher (adapted from Henry James) Dallas — Virginia Woolf, writing of the ghosts in several of Henry James’ stories,
  6. Personal Matters: Dealing with anger — in a healthy fashion, Gloucester Daily Times
    “Scratch a woman and you find rage,” wrote author Virginia Woolf. Woolf’s words are compelling not just in their main point — that women, usually thought of as happy and nurturing peacemakers, are filled with anger — but in the more subtle sense that
  7. Nurse creates museum to her profession, Daily Astorian
    A book written by novelist Virginia Woolf called “Nurse Lugton’s Curtain.” • Various historical pins from the Red Cross and the US Navy Nurse Corps. • A Nazi cross pin purchased at a garage sale in Seaside. • A Marybel doll, “the doll that gets well,”
  8. The Victorian Hugos: 1890, io9
    Phra the Phoenician, was not just a popular favorite, but has critical significance as one of the first mainstream novels to portray an immortal’s life, and has reasonably been argued as an influence on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928).
  9. I begin to see that woman doing things: Stirring rice ironing a skirt typing a , Tehelka
    Even as activists held protest marches and sit-ins against gender inequality and male dominance, women writers and thinkers, from Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir to the American troika of Germaine Greer, Betty Friedman and Gloria Steinem,
  10. BOOK REVIEW: ‘In-Flight Entertainment’, Washington Times
    “The Festival of the Immortals” tells of Viv and Phyllis meeting at a literary festival at which the likes of Virginia Woolf,George Eliot and DH Lawrence show up to read their works and answer questions. Alexander Pope always drives a new high-powered
  11. Laguna Dance Festival gets personal, OCRegister
    I did some readings from Virginia Woolf. Then it became a much more personal piece for me.” Gates, who has been choreographing since 1999, acknowledges Forsythe as a major influence, but she feels that with “Delicate Balance” she is finding her own
  12. Turn sands of depression into pearls of creativity, China Daily
    According to Dolman and Turvey, other creative people who were bipolar include the poets William Blake, Samuel Coleridge, and Sylvia Plath; the authors F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf; the artists Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch
  13. Stone’s throw trek for body and soul, The Age
    Mad-bad-and-dangerous-to-know Lord Byron, William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, the Brontes. In preparation, I read Daniel Defoe’s account of his travels in the Lake District, published five years after Robinson Crusoe.
  14. Illustration: Paul Newman Source: The Australian, The Australian
    “Almost any biographer can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection,” observed Virginia Woolf. “He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.” Such is James’s realm and, though his subject
  15. ‘The Passionate Muse’, EurekAlert (press release)
    Lady Macbeth’s guilt as she sleepwalks and cries, “Out damn spot” in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Septimus Smith’s disturbing case of “shell shock” in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, the intense, undercover love affair between Winston Smith and Julia in
  16. Works by Rachel Kneebone at the Brooklyn Museum, New York Times
    (The place settings for Georgia O’Keeffe, Virginia Woolf and the “Primordial Goddess,” at the entrance to the installation, seem particularly apropos.) Ms. Chicago’s work — created in collaboration with dozens of other women, although it unfortunately
  17. On Being an American, or Dykes Are Always Foreign, Huffington Post (blog)
    Along with Camus and Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde, too, who had a lot more to say than I imagined about social change. I pretended I was an American who had something important to say about the country that gave birth to me, and shaped me.
  18. Week at a glance, Corvallis Gazette Times
    “The Hours”: This 2002 film starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore follows three women of different generations whose lives are connected by Virginia Woolf’s novel, “Mrs. Dalloway.” “A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood,
  19. Judging a book by its cover, Financial Times
    Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room could sell for £25000 with a dust jacket (the fashion for discarding dust jackets was at its height during the Bloomsbury group era) – or £1000 without one. In the case of US authors, the jacket on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The
  20. Clarice Smith Center to honor a vocal virtuoso, Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
    and has composed more than a dozen operas, including “Miss Havisham’s Fire” and “Postcard from Morocco,” and many noteworthy song cycles, including “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf,” which earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
  21. Portraits transcending reality, Independent Online
    Modernist author Virginia Woolf in her diaries spoke of: “taking one thing and making it stand for 20” and her character, the artist Lily in To the Lighthouse said: “50 pairs of eyes were not enough to get round that one woman…
  22. Fear exists as more than physical, UT Daily Beacon
    Additionally, as a 20 year-old who was never a Sylvia Plath or Virginia Woolf fan, my own mortality was never an issue I spent too much time thinking about. So if it wasn’t death, then what do I fear? After an hour or so of soul searching (an hour I
  23. Looking into Writers’ Bedrooms, Personal Style, Lives, Autostraddle
    Apartment Therapy has a look at the insides of 15 writers’ bedrooms, including Virginia Woolf, Flannery O’Connor, Sylvia Plath, Mary Roach, Emily Dickinson, and Henry David Thoreau. If, like I do, you spend a great deal of your procrastination time on
  24. Why the Literary Landscape Continues to Disadvantage Women, New Republic
    It is even more painful today to read A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf’s landmark work of literary feminism, published in 1929, eighty-three years ago. It opens with a semi-description of a female writer, who may or may not be Woolf, being shouted
  25. My top five: Books that make you think, The Guardian
    Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Even bypassing Woolf’s criticism of English society, its class system, its prejudice against women and the narrow-minded conformity it encouraged, this book still had a huge effect on me. Why? The way Virginia Woolf
  26. Three Ways to Foster Creativity in Your Organization, Forbes
    But that doesn’t mean it’s less important; he cites Virginia Woolf and Paul Cezanne as examples of what he calls “experimental” or “empirical” creativity, which requires time to develop and evolve. If an organization only rewards conceptual creativity,
  27. A Book Book Lovers Will Love, Oswego Daily News
    I would categorize this book by Hill as in the same vein as those books mentioned in the diaries of familiar authors such as the literary author, Virginia Woolf, or in the non-fiction by popular writer, Stephen King. Readers often read books on books
  28. UMass transitions to Thunderdome-based disciplinary system, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
    Lilith Birkenstock, a BDIC major concentrating in the intersection of raw veganism and the diaries of Virginia Woolf, was ambivalent about the effects of a Thunderdome on the UMass campus. “I’m circulating a petition to make sure that this policy is
  29. Fifty Shades of Fan Fiction, The Millions
    Michael Cunningham’s The Hours offers us two subgenres of fan fiction: the AU of the modern-day Clarissa, Richard, and Sally, and the RPF — that’s Real Person Fic — of the Virginia Woolf passages. With RPF, you’re not writing about Aragorn and
  30. Inward journeys, The Hindu
    And there are many women in my head, from Virginia Woolf to Joni Mitchell. I think all of us have plenty of these unmet beings kicking around within us, and by looking at them, and what they’re doing there, we can perhaps understand aspects of
  31. ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 2 New Characters: Who’s Who?, Access Hollywood
    He also played Brooks Baekeland to Julianne Moore’s Barbara Daly Baekleland in the unsettling “Savage Grace” and Leonard Woolf to Nicole Kidman’s Virginia Woolfe in 2002’s “The Hours.” Stephen Dillane as Stannis , Liam Cunningham as Davos , Carice van
  32. Kabuki With Bando Kotoji at Japan Society, New York Times
    Virginia Woolf titled one essay “On Not Knowing Greek,” which she began, “For it is vain and foolish to talk of knowing Greek.” In the world of the performing arts the same disclaimer should be applied by Westerners to the Japanese traditional forms of
  33. Adrienne Rich: Appreciating an American Literary Trailblazer, Wall Street Journal (blog)
    When the first edition of the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women was published in 1985, the importance of women writers–from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley to Virginia Woolf–was confirmed and reified. This massive work of research and
  34. April foolery of the literary heavyweights, The Guardian
    Take Virginia Woolf, an earnest writer and thinker, yet as a young woman capable of participating in one of the pranks of the 20th century. Anticipating the tomfoolery of Waugh’s bright young things of the 1920s, the so-called Dreadnought hoax in 1910
  35. Two lesbian literary titans take on their greatest demon: Mom., New York Magazine
    Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood, Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle, and a lot of fifties lesbian pulp fiction of the Beebo Brinker variety.
  36. 17 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do In Her Own Home, The Frisky
    Whether you cohabitate or live alone, whether it’s a huge room or a tiny corner, whether you use it for meditating or solo dance parties, every woman needs, as Virginia Woolf put it, “a room of her own.” Make sure you create that space for yourself and
  37. Duluth writer Joseph Maiolo’s book tells of his ‘Turkish Missile Crisis’, Duluth News Tribune
    Then he considered that lots of writers are friends with their publishers: Heck, Virginia Woolf’s husband published her work. Starting with “My Turkish Missile Crisis” was a given, with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis this fall.
  38. The personable CLR James, Foyles
    TS Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Edith Sitwell and their many devotees pounded the streets. James attends lectures and stays up late into the night, discussing books and reading aloud, with fellow bibliophiles. These reports took me back to my days as an
  39. Mirror Mirror’ is stunning, sometimes in a good way, Capital New York
    Mirror Mirror has all that good stuff, too: Singh alludes to everything from Sally Potter’s film adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando to Ray Harryhausen’s Medusa monster from the original Clash of the Titans. What’s off-putting about Mirror Mirror,
  40. Quote of the day, Montreal Gazette
    “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” Virginia Woolf © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette E-mail this Article Print this Article Share this Article.
  41. Paul Russell: Trial details still too much for some readers, National Post
    “In 1938, Virginia Woolf asked this question: ‘What kind of education would not lead to war?’ It’s 2012 — we haven’t come close to answering it, have we? Allow me to end this column with a challenge of readers of both genders.
  42. OCHS students celebrate women, Shore News Today
    Nicole Hyde was Susan B. Anthony; Sam Robinson portrayed Anne Sullivan; Hope Bromhead was Virginia Woolf. Laura Pomeroy portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt and Connie Meyer acted as Gloria Steinem. The program ended with a presentation from some of the OCHS
  43. Hans Kraus, La Lettre de la Photographie
    That’s when I learned that Lewis Carroll wasn’t just a writer and that Virginia Woolf’s little group often toyed around with image-making. Which is why I really wanted to see the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition at Hans Kraus.
  44. This Sunday: Baseball books for opening day, and the lives of novelists, Los Angeles Times (blog)
    If you are interested in John Bunyan, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Anthony Trollope, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, William Faulkner, Henry James or George Orwell, this is the book for you. Kellogg writes that the work “has
  45. DVDs: Tintin Can’t Defeat Creepy Motion-Capture Animation Style, Huffington Post (blog)
    You hear audio recordings of Virginia Woolf, JRR Tolkein speaking in Elvish, Jane Goodall on her pioneering work, William Golding, Salman Rushdie and many more. Scarecrow and Mrs. King Third Season ($39.98; Warner Bros.) That ’70s Show Season One
  46. “Good Books” HuffPo Thinks Women Should Read, Salon (blog)
    I remember being miserable when I was assigned A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf. But I get that it is historically important. Glad that Bossypants is on the list as well- I think it makes a good foil. Seeing Twilight on the list was alarming.
  47. Eminent Bohemians, Wall Street Journal
    From the 1900s to the 1930s, this small group of intellectuals, painters, philosophers and writers—most famously Virginia Woolf; her sister, artist Vanessa Bell, who painted canvases and walls; and economist John Maynard Keynes—collaborated on work
  48. Book review: ‘Lives of the Novelists’ by John Sutherland, Los Angeles Times
    detective fiction, maestros of pulp and even Victorian-era porn along with the expected literary greats, who include Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Anthony Trollope, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, William Faulkner,
  49. Art without God, ABC Online
    From the polished circumlocution of Henry James, to the delicate streaming of Virginia Woolf; from Claude Monet’s floral shimmerings to the jagged savagery of Francis Bacon; from Hector Berlioz’s grand swellings to Brian Eno’s fractal background muzak
  50. Ransom Center to expand internship pool, UT The Daily Texan
    “We can walk out from the street and hold a document from Virginia Woolf, and not every undergrad has that opportunity. Not every scholar has that opportunity,” McKinney said. Rachel Platis , a senior Plan II and multimedia journalism major , prepares
  51. Library to show Waterhouse works, BBC News
    Organisers said it would explore how writers from “Chaucer and Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf and Hanif Kureishi have been inspired by, and helped to shape, the nation’s understanding of landscape and place”. Keith Waterhouse.
  52. Times Calendar, The Daily Advertiser
    Inspired by a passage of Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own, “William and Judith” imagines an equally talented and equally ambitious playwright sister of Shakespeare — Judith — who flees to London after being disowned by her father for refusing to
  53. Writer’s block unplugged, The Asian Age
    Both Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf suffered from writer’s block. They also suffered from depression. Hemingway once said in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, “I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit.
  54. Israel, Palestine and the anti-Semitism of the Left, Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
    It was a little difficult to argue this point frankly with Leonard there” – Leonard Woolf, husband of Virginia, being himself Jewish. This is a very English anti-Semitism: let’s keep the Jews out because they are too clever.
  55. A Family Affair’: Poets Old And New Celebrate National Poetry Competition Awards, Huffington Post UK
    McVety’s poem is stunning: a three-part exploration of time, nostalgia, suicide and perceptions on life, tagged to Virginia Woolf’s novel and the poet’s own life. McVety says winning the accolade is ‘unreal’. “Every year you read the nominated poets,
  56. Allison McVety wins National Poetry Competition with homage to Virginia Woolf, The Guardian
    Allison McVety has won the National Poetry Competition for a poem that has its roots in her attempt to take an English A-level without bothering to read the set text, Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. McVety, a former Microsoft engineer turned

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