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Moments of Being is a collection containing Virginia Woolf's only autobiographical writing. The author was well born, and in "Reminiscenses," the first of five pieces, she focuses on the death of her mother, "the greatest disaster that could happen," and its effect on her father, the demanding Victorian patriarch.

"A Sketch of the Past" is the most significant of the pieces. It gives an account of Woolf's early years and illuminates her relationship with her father, who played such a vital role in her development as a writer.

The other three pieces were composed to be read to the members of the Memoir Club, a group of Bloomsbury habitues whose trademark was absolute candor in their dealings with each other.

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Published years after her death, Moments of Being is Virginia Woolfs only autobiographical writing, considered by many to be her most important book.

In “Reminiscences,” the first of five pieces included in Moments of Being, Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, “the greatest disaster that could happen,” and its effect on her father, a demanding Victorian patriarch who played a crucial role in her development as an individual and a writer. Three of the essays she wrote for the purpose of reading at the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, and “A Sketch of the Past” the last and longest of the five essays, gives an account of Woolf's early years in her family's household at 22 Hyde Park Gate.

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Moments of Being contains Virginia Woolfs only autobiographical writing: “By far the most important book about Virginia Woolf...that has appeared since her death” [Angus Wilson, Observer (London)]. Edited and with an Introduction by Jeanne Schulkind; Index.

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VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.

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toni2015169, March 27, 2007 (view all comments by toni2015169)
Moments of Being brings us closer to the author, Virginia Woolf, than ever before. This memoir serves as an autobiography and also lends itself as a character analysis of the real life people who were modeled in the works "To the Lighhouse" and "Mrs. Dalloway."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156619189
Editor:
Schulkind, Jeanne
Author:
Schulkind, Jeanne
Author:
Woolf, Virginia
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Woolf, virginia, 1882-1941
Subject:
Novelists, English
Subject:
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Woolf, Virginia
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
6029
Publication Date:
19850831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.49 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Published years after her death, Moments of Being is Virginia Woolfs only autobiographical writing, considered by many to be her most important book.

In “Reminiscences,” the first of five pieces included in Moments of Being, Woolf focuses on the death of her mother, “the greatest disaster that could happen,” and its effect on her father, a demanding Victorian patriarch who played a crucial role in her development as an individual and a writer. Three of the essays she wrote for the purpose of reading at the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of Bloomsbury, and “A Sketch of the Past” the last and longest of the five essays, gives an account of Woolf's early years in her family's household at 22 Hyde Park Gate.

"Synopsis" by ,
Moments of Being contains Virginia Woolfs only autobiographical writing: “By far the most important book about Virginia Woolf...that has appeared since her death” [Angus Wilson, Observer (London)]. Edited and with an Introduction by Jeanne Schulkind; Index.

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