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The New York Times is calling Virginia Woolf a fashion muse. Why? Three reasons. Reason 1: She inspired the Met’s Costume Institute exhibit She is the inspiration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s coming Costume Institute blockbuster and gala, “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” The May 7 – Sept. 7 exhibit explores how clothes generate […]

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When Virginia Woolf visited the Brontë home and Brontë Museum in Haworth on Nov. 24, 1904, she wrote about it. That piece was her first accepted for publication and just the second to appear in print. The Guardian published it unsigned on Dec. 21, 1904.  In it, Woolf wrote of Charlotte: Her shoes and her […]

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Every year on this day I post something to commemorate the death of Virginia Woolf, the sad event that took place 81 years ago, on March 28, 1941, when she walked across the Sussex Downs into the River Ouse. Past tributes have ranged from the detailed to the simple. Today, I share New York Times […]

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If a Virginia Woolf fan is on your Christmas list — even if that fan is yourself — here are a few gift suggestions — from a pricey purse to a Woolf society membership — that might bring pleasure.

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Here are links to a few resources of interest to Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury aficianadoes: On BBC Radio 4’s “Great Lives”: Listen to why James Graham is inspired by John Maynard Keynes, along with expert analysis by economist Linda Yueh. In the LA Times: Read a quote from Woolf about writers’ neglect of food. In […]

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