Archive for December 5th, 2013

Christmas shopping with Virginia Woolf? That’s a yes, according to a Woolf sighting (16) that quotes the essay “Oxford Street Tide” in the new london sceneedition of The London Scene: Six Essays on London Life. Scroll down for more, seasonal and otherwise.

  1. Carol Anshaw Paints Vita Sackville-West, Slate Magazine (blog)
    “Of course, I came to Vita by way of Virginia Woolf,” Anshaw says of her muse, who is most famous for her relationship with Woolf, despite their both being …
  2. Why does almost everything written about Primo Levi revolve …, New Statesman
    We do not behold the lives and work of Walter Benjamin or Virginia Woolf through the cracked prisms of their self-destruction, but Primo Levi is a special case.
  3. Petit Mal is a motley collection by Vernon God Little author DBC Pierre, The Australian
    ‘HE shed over everything the lustre and amenity of his own dreaming,” Virginia Woolf wrote of Thomas De Quincey, self-described opium-eater and grand …
  4. Woolf Hall: Emma Townshend finds a new book about the author’s The Independent
    Well, I think so, because the undeniable fact is that, for me, Virginia Woolf’s Garden is about as good as gardening books get, as it manages to completely 
  5. ARTS AND HUMANITIES: University Theatre Players tackle new , Aiken Standard
    In Virginia Woolf’s most popular novel “Mrs. Dalloway,” the reader follows the two main characters, the society hostess Clarissa Dalloway and the shell-shocked 
  6. A Room Of One’s Own, NOW Magazine
    Virginia Woolf’s statement that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” has resonated ever since she made it in a series of 
  7. Paul Merton’s Impro Chums – National Tour, The Good Review
    Ah, improvisation – the comedic stream-of-consciousness; a theatrical method that would probably be practiced by the likes of Virginia Woolf or Marcel Proust, 
  8. What the gardens of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell reveal, Financial Times
    One is the author Virginia Woolf, who lived, mostly at weekends and not in winter, with her husband, Leonard, at Monk’s House in Rodmell, East Sussex.
  9. The Lost Art of Letter-Writing, Wall Street Journal
    From Cicero to John Keats, Virginia Woolf to Jack Kerouac —how would these masters of the letter have taken to the inbox and junk folder? Would they have …
  10. BWW Interview: Meet ‘Virginia Woolf‘ – A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN’s , Broadway World
    As Wright explains, “This is a chance for the audience to get to know Virginia Woolf like never before. She was an extremely complicated woman who was well 
  11. Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ debuts in Toronto, DigitalJournal.com
    In 1928 and 1929 Virginia Woolf made two addresses – one to Girton College and one to Newnham College in Cambridge. Later she expanded her ideas into 
  12. On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s , The Stringer
    The beginning of the essay isn’t preserved in the recording, which begins about a third in. Among what’s omitted is Woolf’s faith in words as an antidote to the 
  13. A day in the life of a book, Brainerd, Daily Dispatch
    Virginia Woolf’s most famous character, Mrs. Dalloway (in the book of the same name) said that “she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to 
  14. Virginia and Some of Her Friends | La Mama, Australian Stage Online
    Virginia and Some of Her Friends is one of this year’s offerings, and while it is not  Those with a prior knowledge of Virginia Woolf’s biography would be able to 
  15. Fascinating tales from vibrant life, Herald Scotland
    Professor Hermione Lee’s life of Virginia Woolf met with Fitzgerald’s approval. Lee now writes the life of a writer whose novels have a richer humanity and more 
  16. Virginia Woolf goes Christmas shoppingTelegraph.co.uk
    Down in the docks one sees things in their crudity, their bulk, their enormity. Here in Oxford Street they have been refined and transformed. The barrels of damp 
  17. Benjamin Rivers’ Sense of Snow, Torontoist20110519_Snow1
    In Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf describes a woman’s entire life through the course of events that occur in a single day. In a similar way, Benjamin Rivers’ 
  18. Are children spread too thin in their talent quest?Telegraph.co.uk
    “So what novels of Virginia Woolf have you read?” He says yes to the ones I name, and adds another couple. “How about the diaries?” Yes, he’s been reading 
  19. Forgive Me, Virginia Woolf, New York Times
    I was in England, taking a class on Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group at Oxford; we were introduced by mutual friends. And as if true love weren’t enough 
  20. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White | Book Review, The Guardian
    Any book that delighted both Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin is a must-read, in my opinion, and Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne [Oxford 
  21. English fiction: Penelope Fitzgerald: Blue flower, Chicago Tribune
    WHEN Hermione Lee’s life of Virginia Woolf was published in 1996, one of the reviewers who vouched for it was Penelope Fitzgerald, then aged 80 and one of ..
  22. Virginia Woolf Called for Sainthood for Samuel Johnson, The New Republic
    On this day in 1740, the Scottish author and lawyer James Boswell was born. Best known for his pioneering usage of human details and personal observations 
  23. ‘Book of Ages,’ by Jill Lepore, San Francisco Chronicle
    asked Virginia Woolf, who then invented a brief and tragic life for the imaginary Judith Shakespeare. Likewise, Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and staff writer for 
  24. Prohibition-Era Passion: Three ’20s Books On Trailblazing Loves, NPR
    The 1920s were a time of literary liberation. In the footsteps of pioneers like May Sinclair, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf,
  25. Music was vital to Virginia Woolf, Herald Scotland9780748637874.cover
    MUSIC played a vital role in the work of Virginia Woolf, according to new research carried out by a Scots academic. MUSIC played a vital role in the work of 
  26. Dinner At Seven-Thirty, NOW Magazine
    Virginia Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness novels pose major challenges to anyone brave enough to adapt them to other formats. Dense, poetic reflections work 
  27. A retreat of one’s own: Tending to Virginia Woolf’s country plot The Independent
    When Caroline Zoob was living at Monk’s House, the former home ofVirginia and Leonard Woolf, she recalls how she would overhear visitors speculating 
  28. Book of a lifetime: Middlemarch, By George Eliot, The Independent
    I agree with Michael Gove about very little but we are at one on the greatness of Middlemarch, rightly described by Virginia Woolf as “a magnificent book that, 
  29. For the Greek Spring by Kelvin Corcoran – review, The Guardian
    On first visiting Greece in 1906, Virginia Woolf‘s disappointment led her to snobbishly contrast the “rustic dialect of barbarous use” she heard with the “classical 
  30. Elevated view of decline in Tim Winton’s Eyrie, The Australian
    Norwegian author Knut Hamsun employed stream-of-consciousness narration years before Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. He was a writer “of crepuscular 
  31. Everyone deserves a special place, San Antonio Express
    Virginia Woolf wrote movingly in “A Room of One’s Own” about the need for women writers to have a space of their own in which to write. I think that now the idea 
  32. 7 Reasons Why We’re Still Fascinated By Virginia Woolf, Marie Claire.co.uk (blog)
    The incomparable Virginia Woolf will be brought to life on our screens once more this autumn, in an upcoming episode of Downton Abbey. Here are 7 reasons 

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