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Virginia Woolf
an inner life
“[Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life] should be pressed into the hands of every aspiring novelist as an exemplar of the writing life.” —The Sunday Times

Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in 20th-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid and dedicated to her art. Yet most writing about her still revolves around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the centre of Woolf’s life. Briggs reads Woolf’s life through her work and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolf’s own commentary on the creative process through her letters, diaries and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist as well as a profound meditation on the nature of creativity.

Julia Briggs (Leicester, UK) is a professor of English at De Monfort University in Leicester, England. She was professor of Woolf studies at Hereford College, Oxford, for many years and is currently the editor of the reprint series of Woolf’s novels.

...I am always interested in reading this type of background material as Virginia Woolf was a dear friend of Vita Sackville-West, creator of Sissinghurst Garden.


Author : Julia Briggs
ISBN : 0151011435
Publisher : Raincoast Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $40.00
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 544

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