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

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Harcourt, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 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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A fascinating insight to a remarkable woman. - Goodreads
Extremely helpful to anyone pursuing a writing career. - Goodreads
amazing look into Virgina Woolf's writing world. - Goodreads
Virginia Woolf has such a natural flow to her writing. - Goodreads

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A fascinating insight to a remarkable woman. It doesn't follow as well as the Selected Diaries but that is of course due the careful editing by Mr.Woolf to only pull out the entries relevant to writing. It is still an enjoyable book to read. Read full review

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Extracts from Virginia Woolf's diaries, selected by her husband Leonard Woolf. The extracts deal with her reading and writing, and describe the progress of her novels and other works in the period ... Read full review

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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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