Archive for August 4th, 2012

Once again, we have a Woolf sighting that connects Virginia Woolf to the 2012 Summer Olympics. This time, we learn that Nike’s Olympic headquarters is located in the British Medical Association House, located in Tavistock Square, where Woolf lived.
  1. London Olympics postcard: Nike’s Olympic headquarters are in an area rich with OregonLive.com
    So did the writer Virginia Woolf. She and her husband lived and worked in a home on Tavistock Square in the 1920s and 30s. There is a bust of her in a corner of the garden inside the square. The home was destroyed in the London Blitz during World War II.
  2. The one thing missing from the Olympic opening spectacle – this country’s Catholic Herald Online (blog)
    This Society, which has been patronised in the past by humanist luminaries such as A J Ayer, Julian Huxley, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf) and Sidney Webb, is an educational charity “whose aims are the 
  3. OrlandoThe Arts Desk
    The first time I saw Orlando, on general release in 1992, I was blown away by the beauty of Sally Potter’s homage to Virginia Woolf. Beginning in 1600 when Orlando (the suitably androgenous Tilda Swinton) is a young man, the film skips and hops through to 
  4. Where Virginia Woolf meets the White SoxChicago Reader
    To take or not to take? Asher Klein; To take or not to take? The office is in shambles. Half-filled crates block the hallways and 
  5. Skirting the issueHindustan Times
    It is apparent that we have traveled quite a bit in time, space and ideas from the time Virginia Woolf’s female narrator in A Room of One’s Own was ordered off the lawns of an Oxford college where she had accidentally strolled, as it was strictly off-limits for 
  6. The 10 best… closing lines of booksThe Guardian
    And she has. Lily’s closing words complete the circle of consciousness. Virginia Woolf was good at last lines and was always a decisive closer. Mrs Dalloway, whose first line famously has Woolf’s protagonist buying the flowers herself, ends with: “It is Clarissa, 
  7. Mother, do you love me?The Asian Age
    So we have excerpts from Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse side by side with the location of her residence in London which is close to the residence of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose books on object-relations theory — an influential strand of 
  8. A Domain of One’s Own, Wired News
    Virginia Woolf, who wrote A Room of One’s Own. A domain of your own is the root of your personal cloud. Image: Roger Fry/Wikimedia Commons. In the mid-2000s I made some friends in the world of higher education who were starting to think like the web 
  9. Lynne Truss: rereading Four Lectures on Shakespeare by Ellen TerryThe Guardian
    In 1941, the year of her suicide, Virginia Woolf finished two essays. One was on Dr Johnson’s friend Mrs Thrale. The other was on the actor Ellen Terry (1847-1928). According to her diary, she found the Terry essay hard going: on 8 December 1940 she notes 
  10. Travel 101 … RavelloTODAYonline
    Villa Cimbrone is famed as where the authors of the Bloomsbury group – Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E M Forster and John Maynard Keynes – used to hang out. Villa Rufolo, on the other hand, inspired composer Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal. Entry costs 

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