Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf First American Edition I like the Bloomsbury artists, though they did get around quite a bit by anyone s standards, not to mention the prevailing norms of fin de siecle England I mean at the point at which you can look around a crowded room and half of the people present are either your current or past lovers, I should think there would certainly be some complications that would tend to interfere with the craft Bohemian and avant garde don t even begin to describe it But if you admire Virginia Woolf as a writer and can get past some of the rather bizarre constructs of the Bloomsbury artists relationships which, after all, aren t really the point then this book is worth a read, with one caveat I think the author takes a somewhat unseemly pleasure in attempting to unearth and in speculating arguably unjustly on the existence of certain alleged skeletons in Woolf s and others closets Rather an out of bounds thing to do I think, cheap and sensationalistc. 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

James King is the author of four previous novels Faking 1999 , Blue Moon 2000 , Transformations 2003 , and Pure Inventions 2006 He is also the author of eight works of biography, the subjects of which include William Blake, Margaret Laurence, Jack McClelland, and Farley Mowat His biography of Herbert Read, The Last Modern, was nominated for the Governor General s Literary Award James King

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  • Hardcover
  • 699 pages
  • Virginia Woolf
  • James King
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 9780393037487

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