Virginia Woolf's Women

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages

Born into a life of constant financial, physical, and moral threat, Meti Birabiro takes refuge in literature and the fantastic. Blue Daughter of the Red Sea is Birabiro s poetic account of the harsh reality of her young life spread across three continents. Her voice is a fresh melange of child and adult perspectives, at once brutally honest and wise beyond her years. Through her journey from Ethiopia to Italy and finally to the United States, we encounter Birabiro s relatives, friends, and enemies relationships so intense that these people become her vampires, devils, angels, and saints. These characterizations always lead her back to the truth, helping her to decipher what is fair and good, to understand what she must cherish and what she must rage against.

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I have been interested for some time in reading more of Virginia Woolf's works and so I wanted to read more about the woman herself. This book, with quite an ambiguous title, gave me a lot of ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
8
TheAngels in the House Maria Julia and Stella
31
Vanessa
57
Violet
78
Ottoline and Katherine
97
Carrington
126
Vita
147
Ethel
169
Virginia
190
Afterword
205
Wex
218
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About the author (2002)

Vanessa Curtis cofounded the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.in 1998. She coedits the Virginia Woolf Bulletin and has published a monograph on Virginia Woolf for the Bloomsbury Heritage series. She lives and writes near Chichester Harbour, England.

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