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  1. Virginia Woolf. by Jessica Svendsen and Pericles Lewis. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English novelist, essayist, biographer, and feminist. Woolf was a prolific writer, whose modernist style changed with each new novel. [1] Her letters and memoirs reveal glimpses of Woolf at the center of English literary culture during the Bloomsbury era.

  2. Biography: Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in 1882 to an upper class family in London, England. Her mother, Julia Stephen, and her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, both had children from previous marriages resulting in a rather large blended family. Woolf’s siblings included Thoby, Adrian, and Vanessa, along with half siblings Laura Stephen, George Duckworth, Stella Duckworth, and Gerald Duckworth.

  3. She married Woolf in 1912. Virginia was always ashamed of what she termed her "unattractive countenance", and once wrote that "being wanted [was] a pleasure that I have never felt". In 1922 she met Vita Sackville-West, and the two women began a relationship that lasted for almost ten years.

  4. May 21, 2019 · But behind the tale of Virginia Woolf’s death is the haunting story of a woman who battled tragedy and mental illness for most of her life, ultimately succumbing to her own harrowing thoughts. The Woman Behind The Tragedy. On Jan. 25, 1882, Virginia Woolf, née Adeline Virginia Stephen, was born into a privileged English family.

  5. Nov 23, 2022 · Virginia Woolf was the most distinguished of the four Englishwomen who welcomed Thomas Stearns Eliot. Her chief impetus to meet Eliot, backed by her husband, Leonard Woolf, was a result of the Egoist edition of his first volume of poems, Prufrock and Other Observations.Mary’s lover Clive Bell took a dozen copies to Garsington, and there Katherine Mansfield read “Prufrock” aloud to ...

  6. Nov 28, 2022 · Michael Cunningham’s 1998 novel The Hours, a Pulitzer-prize winning riff on Woolf that rewrites her work for the AIDS era and explores love, art, suicide, memory and the ties, large and small ...

  7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American drama film directed by Mike Nichols in his directorial debut.The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of Edward Albee's 1962 play of the same name.It stars Elizabeth Taylor as Martha, Richard Burton as George, George Segal as Nick, and Sandy Dennis as Honey. The film depicts a late-night gathering at the home of George, a college ...

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