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Virginia Woolf's Women
     

Virginia Woolf's Women

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by Vanessa Curtis
 

This is the first biography to concentrate exclusively on Woolf's close and inspirational friendships with the key women in her life, including the caregivers of her Victorian childhood who instilled in her a lifelong battle between creativity and convention: her taciturn sister, Vanessa Bell; enigmatic artist Dora Carrington; complex writer Katherine Mansfield

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This is the first biography to concentrate exclusively on Woolf's close and inspirational friendships with the key women in her life, including the caregivers of her Victorian childhood who instilled in her a lifelong battle between creativity and convention: her taciturn sister, Vanessa Bell; enigmatic artist Dora Carrington; complex writer Katherine Mansfield; aristocratic novelist Vita Sackville-West; and riotous, militant composer Ethel Smyth.

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"Vanessa Curtis's portrait of Woolf, her family, and her friends is quite compelling. What I found most distinctive is Curtis's fine appreciation of the emotional tissue that connected Woolf to the women who loved her. . . Using diaries and letters, Curtis illuminates these varied relationships."
—Lynn K. Talbot, Roanoke College, coauthor of Living at the Edge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299183400
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Vanessa Curtis cofounded the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.in 1998. She coedits the Virginia Woolf Bulletin and has published a monograph on Virginia Woolf for the Bloomsbury Heritage series. She lives and writes near Chichester Harbour, England.

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Virginia Woolf's Women 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Virginia Woolf you will love this book. Written with charm and detail it provides the reader with real insight into the character of Virginia Woolf and her struggle to overcome her mental illness and be a successful writer as well as mother and wife. I highly recommend this book .