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Reads tagged with “Virginia Woolf”

On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, 1937
On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, 1937

“Words belong to each other.”

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Waving to Virginia: Patti Smith Reads Woolf
Waving to Virginia: Patti Smith Reads Woolf

“One man will single me out and will tell me what he has told no other person.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature
Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature

“The eye licks it all up instantaneously, and the brain, agreeably titillated, settles down to watch things happening without bestirring itself to think.”

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Beautiful 1921 Woodcuts by Virginia Woolf’s Sister
Beautiful 1921 Woodcuts by Virginia Woolf’s Sister

Black-and-white beauty from a rare vintage edition.

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Vita Sackville-West’s Love Letter to Virginia Woolf
Vita Sackville-West’s Love Letter to Virginia Woolf

“I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.”

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Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death
Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death

T.S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E.M. Forster, Elizabeth Bowen, H.G. Wells, and others grapple with the ineffable.

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Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book
Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book

“Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

“The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”

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Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts
Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts

“All the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see.”

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Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West
Throw Over Your Man: Virginia Woolf’s 1927 Love Letter to Vita Sackville-West

“…and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads.”

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