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Many musicians have been inspired by Virginia Woolf. Here are two more.

  1. Right here in the U.S. of A., the Seattle band Modest Mouse got its name from a passage in Woolf’s story “The Mark on the Wall.” Here’s how it reads: “I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest, mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises.”

    Modest Mouse

  2. And in Italy, the eclectic band Talismanstone counts Woolf as one of many inspirations for its lyrics. The group hails from Ravenna.

Here are links to other music with a connection to Woolf. They are also listed in the right sidebar under the heading “Music.”

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princeton bandI’m a bit late with this, but the New York Times published a music review of some Woolfians’ favorite band, Princeton, earlier this month.

The L.A.-based band got conference-goers rocking when it performed cuts from the album “Bloomsbury” at Woolf and the City in June.

If you missed the Times Sept. 11 review, “They’re Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” read it now.

You can also read more about the group’s “Bloomsbury” recordings here.

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