Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life

Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Life

by Lyndall Gordon


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"[T]he most informative, most nearly definitive, most judicious word on this major, modern writer."—Scott Elledge

"[M]easured, and brave in its imaginative interpretations."—Carolyn Heilbrun, The New York Times Book Review This "original, intuitive, and even exciting" (The New Yorker) portrait highlights the experiences that shaped Virginia Woolf's life and art—her childhood, her relationships with her father and sister, her marriage, and her descents into madness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393322057
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/17/2001
Edition description: (Reissue)
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of T. S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life and Lives Like Loaded Guns. She is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Literature and a member of PEN. She lives in Oxford.

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soniaandree on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The biography is extrememy well documented, primary sources are well chosen. The style is easy to read and understand (i.e. not obscure): it will make you understand the writer's life and influences. This book is a must for anyone interested in knowing more about this extraordinary woman. It is to be read in conjunction with her work. Definitely worth having.