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An edition of Virginia Woolf (1994)

Virginia Woolf

1st American ed.

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This edition published in by Norton in New York.

Written in English

699 pages

Virginia Woolf is one of the foremost writers of this century, yet surprisingly this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries - celebrated works that made her such a noted literary figure. All her life Woolf struggled with sadness that threatened to overwhelm and destroy her. In many ways her writings were attempts to counteract these powerful feelings and to grasp the healing forces of life. This was her central reason for writing: to investigate and curb her fascination with death and, at the same time, to capture the vitality of existence. The paradox was that such affirmation inevitably brought her back to the subjects she knew best: the destructiveness of men, the burdens of the past, and the fragility of life. In this absorbing biography James King examines how the raw material of Woolf's daily existence was transformed into art, and he pays close attention to her search for forms of writing that encompass a new feminist aesthetic. Virginia Woolf sheds new light on this daring, impetuous, tormented artist, who strove relentlessly to find the right words to capture life's insubstantiality and its vibrancy.

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Cover of: Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
1995, Norton
in English - 1st American ed.
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Virginia Woolf
1995, Norton
in English - 1st American ed.
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Virginia Woolf
1994, Hamish Hamilton
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Virginia Woolf is one of the foremost writers of this century, yet surprisingly this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries - celebrated works that made her such a noted literary figure. All her life Woolf struggled with sadness that threatened to overwhelm and destroy her. In many ways her writings were attempts to counteract these powerful feelings and to grasp the healing forces of life. This was her central reason for writing: to investigate and curb her fascination with death and, at the same time, to capture the vitality of existence. The paradox was that such affirmation inevitably brought her back to the subjects she knew best: the destructiveness of men, the burdens of the past, and the fragility of life. In this absorbing biography James King examines how the raw material of Woolf's daily existence was transformed into art, and he pays close attention to her search for forms of writing that encompass a new feminist aesthetic. Virginia Woolf sheds new light on this daring, impetuous, tormented artist, who strove relentlessly to find the right words to capture life's insubstantiality and its vibrancy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 663-673) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6045.O72 Z713 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
xx, 699 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
699

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24766661M
Internet Archive
virginiawoolf00king
ISBN 10
0393037487
ISBN 13
9780393037487
OCLC/WorldCat
32851205

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