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The Measure of Life: Virginia Woolf's Last Years

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Publisher Comments:

This elegantly written narrative tells the story of Virginia Woolf's life as a working writer from 1930 until her suicide in 1941--turbulent years that inspired powerful social criticism and major novels. An appendix contains letters from Woolf's cousin about the writer's final months. 24 photos.

Book News Annotation:

Marder (English, emeritus, U. of Illinois) looks at the last 10 years of Virginia Woolf's life, from her creation of The Waves to her suicide in 1941, tracing her evolving social consciousness in the 1930s and connecting her growing concern with politics and social history with the facts of her everyday life. He stresses her endurance as a working writer yet finds that Woolf anticipated her suicide, enacting it symbolically many times before the fact. Marder notes that in his own writing he tried to follow Woolf's lead in combining an unobtrusive style with an attempt to convey the emotional as well as historical truth about people and events. "In the process," he adds, "I have had to examine my assumptions about the nature of biography and the role of biographer."
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-406) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801437298
Author:
Marder, Herbert
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Woolf, virginia, 1882-1941
Subject:
Novelists, English
Subject:
Novelists, English -- 20th century.
Subject:
Woolf, Virginia - Last years
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 30
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
418
Dimensions:
9.50x6.47x1.41 in. 1.74 lbs.

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