A Writer's Diary: Being Extracts from the Diary of Virginia Woolf

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 355 pages
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An invaluable guide to the art and mind of Virginia Woolf, "A Writer's Diary" was drawn by her husband from the personal record she kept over a period of twenty-seven years. Included are entries that refer to her own writing and those that are clearly writing exercises, accounts of people and scenes relevant to the raw material of her work, and finally, comments on books she was reading. The first entry is dated 1918 and the last, three weeks before her death in 1941. Between these points of time unfolds the private world - the anguish, the triumph, the creative vision - of one of the great writers of our century.
 

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I lingered through this gorgeous book, all the while connecting with Virginia Woolf as a writer, especially understanding her exhaustion after finishing the final corrections of a novel, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - solicitouslibrarian - LibraryThing

I don't really know much about the relationship between Leonard and Virginia Woolf, but this book was lovingly edited. Excerpted from her unabridged diaries, Leonard Woolf culled the bits that he ... Read full review

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Contents

1918
1
1919
7
1920
22
1921
29
1922
41
1923
54
1924
61
1925
70
1932
173
1933
186
1934
208
1935
228
1936
254
1937
265
1938
278
1939
299

1926
84
1927
102
1928
120
1929
138
1930
149
1931
161
1940
311
1941
348
GENERAL INDEX
353
INDEX OF BOOKS
355
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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century, transformed the art of the novel with groundbreaking works such as Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. The author of numerous collections of letters, journals, and short stories, she was an admired literary critic and a master of the essay form. A Writer's Diary was first published in 1953.

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