Archive for August 20th, 2012

A series of Woolf-related events (1,5, 10)  and a new use for Virginia and Leonard’s former home in Richmond (4) take center stage in Woolf sightings this week.
  1. The History Girls Present: A Summary of Things So FarChortle
    Instead, they simply reimagine the likes of Boudicca, the Bröntes, Napoleon and Virginia Woolf with contemporary mentalities, casting them in a series of modern situations to ever diminishing returns. This might be perfectly watchable if almost 
  2. ‘Diaries’ by George Orwell, edited by Peter DavisonBoston Globe
     have always been a record of what the writers feel, not just what they see and do. Whether it is the overwhelmingly intimate confidences of a Virginia Woolf or the more event-packed memoirs of Pepys and Boswell; the I, and the I’s emotions lie at 
  3. Ties That Bind: Canadian-Sri Lankan PartnershipsThe Island.lk (subscription)
    Virginia Woolf once said that ‘nothing has really happened unless it has been described.’ Many would know by personal experience one or two facets of the Sri Lanka-Canada relationship. They would not be aware of the full story. What Ingrid Knutson has 
  4. Alchemy Viral Chooses to Support ETC Charity, Educating the ChildrenMelodika.net(press release) 

    Brooks House, 34 Paradise Rd., Richmond Upon Thames

    The company is based in Virginia Woolf’s house, in central Richmond. After considering various charities Alchemy Viral (AV) has chosen to support Educating the Children**,http://www.etceducation.org, a charity that fights for education for children in 

  5. Luna Stage Presents VITA AND VIRGINIA, 9/27-10/28, Broadway World
    Luna Stage presents the New Jersey Premiere of ‘Vita and Virginia’ by Eileen Atkins, adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West. Directed by Jane Mandel, with previews running Sept 27-Oct 4 and opening night set for Oct 
  6. How the great writers published themselvesThe Independent
    So did Walcott and Woolf. And what Marcel Proust, and Laurence Sterne, and Martin Luther, and Walt Whitman, and Ezra Pound, and Emily Dickinson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Jane Austen, and Derek Walcott, and Virginia Woolf all did, at least 
  7. ‘In Their Own Words’ explores British thinkers with stunning archival footageHollywoodSoapbox.com
    In Their Own Words features six hours of endlessly interesting audio and visual footage of several iconic voices from the 20th century, including J.R.R. Tolkien, Sigmund Freud, Robert Graves and Virginia Woolf. Broken into six one-hour documentaries 
  8. All about art, but lacking in artistryIrish Times
    As the prose is so strained, it is easy to speculate instead whether this novel is intended as an act of homage to Virginia Woolf. Stylistically, the two writers are worlds apart, and Woolf’s extraordinary third work, Jacob’s Room (1922), shaped by her
  9. Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of MovementExaminer.com
     from poetry, fiction, biography and autobiography to cinema and religious text. … The theme of freedom of movement running through the work, encompassing not only the oft-repeated need for women to have, in Virginia Woolf’s words, ‘a room of their 
  10. South Orange Professor Lectures on Virginia WoolfPatch.com
    South Orange resident and Fordham University professor Anne Fernald launches a four-lecture book talk and lecture series on the life and works of Virginia Woolf. Fernald teaches English and Women’s Studies at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus 
  11. 10 toughest challenges in literature identifiedHurriyet Daily News
    “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf is a novel written in 1927 that is “both intellectually and psychically difficult,” according to Wilkinson. “Not only is it hard to tell who’s who and who’s saying or thinking what, it is also disconcerting, even 
  12. ‘Breaking Bad’ recap: Episode 5, ‘Dead Freight’Baltimore Sun (blog)
    Last week, after Skyler channeled Virginia Woolf and made a slow walk into a swimming pool her most obvious cry for help, it was time for “Breaking Bad” to get back to its increasingly complicated drug business. When Walt “defeated” Gus, he believed he 
  13. The beauty of ‘camping’The Doings Western Springs
    Writers such as Henry Thoreau and Virginia Woolf have written long, exploratory narratives about the importance of solitude. We all have a fundamental need to be alone, to think, to recharge. And perhaps this is what I need more than a hike in the woods.
  14. Baby Names That End With The Letter ‘O’Huffington Post
    Famed also as the enigmatic protagonist of  Orlando:_A_BiographyVirginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, it has been brought into the modern world by British actor Orlando Bloom, not to mention 
  15. Picture books capture imaginationsStarPhoenix
    Virginia Woolf covertly chronicles the childhood relationship between writer Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell, through a story about a little girl who encourages her moody “wolfish” sibling to communicate through art. Isabelle Arsenault’s 

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