Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life

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Harcourt, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 527 pages
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Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, 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 center of Woolf's life, reads that 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.

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life-a brilliant new insight into a literary genius.

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User Review  - Helen Kitson - Goodreads

Although I wouldn't dispute that Hermione Lee's biography of Virginia Woolf [1999] is a masterly work, if you're more interested in what Woolf wrote than in what she did, Julia Briggs' book is the one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kris Underwood - Goodreads

Woolf has survived into the 21st century as a literary great, holding her place among the men of her time and still, among the writers of today. Briggs focuses more on the writing itself: the process ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

JULIA BRIGGS is a professor of English at De Montfort 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. She lives in Leicester.

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