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Description - Moments Of Being by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing is to be found in this collection of five unpublished pieces. Despite Quentin Bell's comprehensive biography and numerous recent studies of her, the author's own account of her early life holds new fascination for its unexpected detail, the strength of its emotion, and its clear sighted judgement of Victorian values. n Reminiscences Virginia Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, the greatest disaster that could happen, and its effect on her father, the demanding patriarch who took a high toll of the women in his household. She surveys some of the same ground in A Sketch of the Past, the most important memoir in this collection, which she wrote with greater detachment and supreme command of her art shortly before her death. Readers will be stuck by the extent to which she drew on these early experiences for her novels, as she tells how she exorcised the obsessive presence of her mother by writing To the Lighthouse. he last three papers were composed to be read to the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, which exacted absolute candour of its members. Virginia Woolf's contributions were not only bold but also origin

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712646185
ISBN-10: 0712646183
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882, the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, first editor of The Dictionary of National Biography. From 1915, when she published her first novel, The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf maintained an astonishing output of fiction, literary criticism, essays and biography. In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf, and in 1917 they founded The Hogarth Press. Virginia Woolf suffered a series of mental breakdowns throughout her life, and on 28 March 1941 she committed suicide.

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