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Afterwords : letters on the death of Virginia Woolf

Author: Sybil Oldfield
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just when it might seem that nothing else could be said about Virginia Woolf and the ambiguous details of her suicide, Afterwords provides an entirely fresh perspective. It makes available to a wide readership for the first time letters sent to Leonard Woolf and Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf's sister) in the aftermath of the event. This unique volume brings together over two hundred letters from T.S. Eliot, H.G.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Correspondance
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Leonard Woolf; Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf; Leonard Woolf; Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sybil Oldfield
ISBN: 0813535603 9780813535609
OCLC Number: 55488025
Description: xxxii, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Letters from Virginia Woolf's circle --
2. Letters from Leonard and Virginia Woolf's shared circle --
3. Letters from Leonard Woolf's circle --
4. Letters from the general public --
5. Letters from Vanessa Bell's circle --
Checklist of Virginia Woolf obituaries.
Responsibility: edited by Sybil Oldfield.

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This book provides perspective of the life of Virginia Woolf by making available the letters sent to Leonard Woolf and Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolf's sister) in the aftermath of her suicide. It  Read more...

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"Written in the darkest days of World War II, these moving letters eloquently testify to the surprising breadth of Virginia Woolf's literary and personal appeal. As a whole, the correspondence is a Read more...

 
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