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Virginia Woolf (Illustrated Lives Series)
     

Virginia Woolf (Illustrated Lives Series)

by Mary Ann Caws
 

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Acclaimed scholar Mary Ann Caws examines the details of Woolf's career and haunted private life.Acclaimed scholar Mary Ann Caws examines the details of Woolf's career and haunted private life.
Many of the accompanying illustrations showing Woolf and intimates from the famed Bloomsbury Circle-which included economist John Maynard Keynes and biographer Lytton

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Acclaimed scholar Mary Ann Caws examines the details of Woolf's career and haunted private life.Acclaimed scholar Mary Ann Caws examines the details of Woolf's career and haunted private life.
Many of the accompanying illustrations showing Woolf and intimates from the famed Bloomsbury Circle-which included economist John Maynard Keynes and biographer Lytton Strachey-are published here for the very first time, along with other rare photos and po

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Biographical Details Love literature but lack leisure? Readers who appreciate the bestselling Penguin Lives series in theory but find the volumes a trifle text-heavy in practice will flock to the new Overlook Illustrated Lives series, in which scholars gloss the lives and times of great 20th-century writers in slim books replete with photographs. Ruth Prigozy's F. Scott Fitzgerald ($19.95 158p ISBN 1-58567-265-3; July), Jeremy Adler's Franz Kafka (164p -267-X) and Mary Ann Caws's Virginia Woolf (136p -264-5) make up the first batch; volumes on Nabokov and Beckett are slated for publication this fall. The reproductions of family portraits, letters, movie posters and paintings are fascinating, and the pared-down bios are clean and highly readable.(July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
These are the first two volumes in Overlook's new "Illustrated Lives" series, which attempts to depict the worlds of various monumental literary figures in a way that allows the reader to connect to them. Photographs and drawings, some never before published, depict the authors at various stages in life and also show us their homes, cities, family, and associates. Each volume also contains an essay written by an established scholar in the field. In addition to having written numerous volumes of poetry and edited the Publications of the English Goethe Society, Adler (King's Coll., London) has published extensively in the areas of German and Czech literature, including biographical and critical works on Kafka. Caws (CUNY) is a prolific author in the areas of modern English and French literature and has written several books and articles on Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group. The well-written volumes provide a good general introduction to these important figures for a novice audience, offering brief biographies and also discussing each author's major themes and styles. Forthcoming volumes will focus on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vladimir Nabokov, and Samuel Beckett, and if these first two volumes are any indication, the series as a whole belongs in all public and school collections. Paolina Taglienti, Long Island Univ. Lib., Brooklyn, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Accompanied by approximately 100 photographs, reproductions of paintings, and other illustrations this biography focuses on Woolf's social world. Caws (English, French, and comparative literature, City U. of New York) relates the text to the illustrations, discussing Woolf's acquaintance with painters, writers, and other notable figures in her life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675203
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Illustrated Lives Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
919,773
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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