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Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most writing about her still revolves around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.and#160;
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In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of Woolfand#8217;s life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolfand#8217;s own commenandshy;tary on the creative process through her letters, diaries, and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist, as well as a profound meditation on the nature of creativity.

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"An intelligent and well-researched new biography...[O]ffers astute insights into both Woolf and her work." and#151;The New York Times Book Review

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"Briggs pulls together a high-wire act; biographer and subject seem to commingle on the page, the result being a joint effort of imaginative force." and#151;The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Briggs pulls together a high-wire act; biographer and subject seem to commingle on the page, the result being a joint effort of imaginative force."
"Briggs masterfully uses Virginia Woolfs own thoughts and words to gain entrance into the layered world of her life and work."

Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process, the finished works, and their reception in the wider world. From The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work: her critique of marriage as a hopelessly patriarchal institution along with her enduring, if essentially platonic, devotion to her husband; her need for solitude and contemplation along with the social skills and ambitions that would make her part of the legend of Bloomsbury; her loathing of patriotism and her love of England, its landscapes and literature; her natural reserve and her deep conviction that women need to speak more openly of their bodies and their sexuality. Using Woolf's own matchless commentary on the creative process, Julia Briggs has produced a book which is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist at full stretch, but also a brilliant meditation on the whole nature of creativity.

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life-a profound new insight into a literary genius.

"Rich and engaging."--The Times Literary Supplement

One of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature, Virginia Woolf was original, passionate, and dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

InVirginia Woolf,Julia Briggs gives us a fresh perspective and puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters, and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process as well as the finished works and their reception in the wider world. FromThe Voyage Out(1915) toBetween the Acts(1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work. With profound new insight into the mind of a literary genius, Julia Briggs has produced a moving portrait of an artist at full stretch and a brilliant meditation on the nature of creativity.

"A fun read . . . Briggs traces Woolf's thoughts as they traveled from private meditation to public novel."--Chicago Tribune

and#160;
"If youand#8217;re looking for lucid insight into an intricate mind, a biography thatand#8217;s also a companion to reading Woolfand#8217;s fiction, Briggsand#8217; book is what you want." and#151;The Houston Chronicle

Julia Briggs is a professor of English literature at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. Sheand#160;previously taught at Oxford University, where she was a fellow and tutor in English at Hertford College. She has three sons and lives in London.

Synopsis:

"Rich and engaging."--The Times Literary Supplement

One of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature, Virginia Woolf was original, passionate, and dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs gives us a fresh perspective and puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters, and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process as well as the finished works and their reception in the wider world. From The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work. With profound new insight into the mind of a literary genius, Julia Briggs has produced a moving portrait of an artist at full stretch and a brilliant meditation on the nature of creativity.

"A fun read . . . Briggs traces Woolf's thoughts as they traveled from private meditation to public novel."--Chicago Tribune

 
"If youre looking for lucid insight into an intricate mind, a biography thats also a companion to reading Woolfs fiction, Briggs book is what you want." —The Houston Chronicle

Julia Briggs is a professor of English literature at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. She previously taught at Oxford University, where she was a fellow and tutor in English at Hertford College. She has three sons and lives in London.

Synopsis:

Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process, the finished works, and their reception in the wider world. From The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work: her critique of marriage as a hopelessly patriarchal institution along with her enduring, if essentially platonic, devotion to her husband; her need for solitude and contemplation along with the social skills and ambitions that would make her part of the legend of Bloomsbury; her loathing of patriotism and her love of England, its landscapes and literature; her natural reserve and her deep conviction that women need to speak more openly of their bodies and their sexuality. Using Woolf's own matchless commentary on the creative process, Julia Briggs has produced a book which is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist at full stretch, but also a brilliant meditation on the whole nature of creativity.

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life-a profound new insight into a literary genius.

About the Author

JULIA BRIGGS is a professor of English literature at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. She formerly taught at Oxford University, where she was a fellow and tutor in English at Hertford College. She acted as general editor for the Penguin UK reprint series of Woolf’s novels. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156032292
Author:
Briggs, Julia
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 black-and-white photographs throughou
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.38 lb

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"Rich and engaging."--The Times Literary Supplement

One of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature, Virginia Woolf was original, passionate, and dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In Virginia Woolf, Julia Briggs gives us a fresh perspective and puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters, and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process as well as the finished works and their reception in the wider world. From The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work. With profound new insight into the mind of a literary genius, Julia Briggs has produced a moving portrait of an artist at full stretch and a brilliant meditation on the nature of creativity.

"A fun read . . . Briggs traces Woolf's thoughts as they traveled from private meditation to public novel."--Chicago Tribune

 
"If youre looking for lucid insight into an intricate mind, a biography thats also a companion to reading Woolfs fiction, Briggs book is what you want." —The Houston Chronicle

Julia Briggs is a professor of English literature at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. She previously taught at Oxford University, where she was a fellow and tutor in English at Hertford College. She has three sons and lives in London.

"Synopsis" by ,
Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most biographies of her still revolve around her social life and the Bloomsbury set.

In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of the life. Working closely with diaries, letters and original manuscripts, Briggs has created a masterly study of Woolf's writing process, the finished works, and their reception in the wider world. From The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941), Briggs traces the creation of Woolf's major novels and explores the contradictions that recur in her life and her work: her critique of marriage as a hopelessly patriarchal institution along with her enduring, if essentially platonic, devotion to her husband; her need for solitude and contemplation along with the social skills and ambitions that would make her part of the legend of Bloomsbury; her loathing of patriotism and her love of England, its landscapes and literature; her natural reserve and her deep conviction that women need to speak more openly of their bodies and their sexuality. Using Woolf's own matchless commentary on the creative process, Julia Briggs has produced a book which is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist at full stretch, but also a brilliant meditation on the whole nature of creativity.

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life-a profound new insight into a literary genius.

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