Virginia Woolf

Author(s): Mary Ann Caws

Biography / Memoir

This short biography on Virginia Woolf contains overs 100 images, allowing an immediate understanding of her life, family, friends, home and work.


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'She is my hero for two reasons: because she was a genius, and because she was very brave, both in life and in her work' - Maggie Gee, Independent 'Virginia Woolf has become, at the end of the 20th century, both a cultural icon and an arresting personal destiny (madness, suicide) - the artist as pioneer and the artist as victim' - Edmund White, Sunday Times

Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York. She is the author of many books, including works on the Bloomsbury set. Her most recent book is PICASSO'S WEEPING WOMAN.

Making scenes; early times - Hyde Park Gate and St. Ives; Bloomsbury's London; Monk's House, Hogarth House and Charleston; Auppegard, Roquebrune and Cassis; Virginia and Vita; travelling with Leonard and also with Roger; Virginia Woolf and her mind; Virginia Woolf - reader and writer; Virginia and Bloomsbury; closer - Virginia's expressing herself; leaving - the Ouse.

General Fields

  • : 9780140291605
  • : pengui
  • : pengui
  • : November 2001
  • : 180mm X 123mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 80 b&w and 20 colour pictures, chronology, bibliography
  • : 144
  • : 823.912
  • : Paperback
  • : Mary Ann Caws