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In her commemoration of the anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s death, Paula Maggio refers to the coverage in the New York Times. This took me back to one of my favorite novels, The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys, which was a prominent example in my 2010 Bloomsbury Heritage Series monograph, Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in […]

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Two recent novels that have garnered rave reviews are touted as being influenced by Mrs. Dalloway. Both are written by Black women, and both tackle the unholy trinity of race, class, and gender. The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon The New York Times review was titled “This Novel Nods to Virginia Woolf While Staring Down Modern […]

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Adriana Varga of Nevada State University delivered a paper at this year’s Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, part of a panel on “Feminist Spaces.” Her title was “Jo Hamya’s Three Rooms and Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: Ethical and Aesthetic Affinities in the Age of Brexit and the British Housing Crisis.” The […]

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The Last Day of Virginia Woolf. That’s one of the proposed titles for Elfrida Wing’s next
novel in English writer William Boyd’s Trio, a romp that takes place on a Brighton film set in 1968. In it, one of Boyd’s main characters makes sport of Virginia Woolf.

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Bloomsbury Books is a quiet, dusty, tradition-bound London bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men. But in 1950, it’s a new world, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans. This is from the dustcover promo in my serendipitous sale table acquisition, Bloomsbury Girls, a […]

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