October 2010 Guest Editor Juliet Gardiner on The Diary of Virginia Woolf...
In my view there is no finer diarist of the 20th century than Virginia Woolf, and the two volumes that span the decade from 1931 to her suicide in 1941provide a penetrating and poetic witness to the period from the pen of a writer of cool perception and matchless literary originality.
Virginia Woolf turned to her diary as to an intimate friend, to whom she could freely and spontaneously confide her thoughts on public events or the joys and trials of domestic life. Between 1st January 1915 and her death in 1941 she regularly recorded her thoughts with unfailing grace, courage, honesty and wit. The result is one of the greatest diaries in the English language.
Publication date: 04/09/2008
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
|Publication date:||4th September 2008|
|Author:||Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Autobiography: literary, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,|
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. After his death in 1904 Virginia and her sister, the painter Vanessa Bell, moved to Bloomsbury and became the centre of 'The Bloomsbury Group'. This informal collective of artists and writers which included Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry, exerted a powerful influence over early twentieth-century British culture. In 1912 Virginia married Leonard Woolf, a writer and social reformer. Three years later, her first novel The Voyage Out was published, followed by Night and Day (1919) and Jacob's Room (1922). These first novels show ...More About Virginia Woolf, Quentin Bell