RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 62227592 LA English T1 Desiring women : the partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West A1 Sproles, Karyn Z., PB University of Toronto Press PP Toronto; Buffalo YR 2006 SN 0802038832 9780802038838 0802094023 9780802094025 AB "On 23 September 1925, Virginia Woolf wrote to Vita Sackville-West: 'If you'll make me up, I'll make you.' In Desiring Women, Karyn Sproles argues that the two writers in fact 'made' each other. Woolf and Sackville-West produced some of the most vibrant and acclaimed work of their respective careers during their passionate affair, and Sproles demonstrates how this body of work was a collaborative project - a partnership - in which they promised to reinvent one another." "Sproles argues that in all they wrote during their affair - essays, criticism, novels, poems, biographies, and letters - Woolf and Sackville-West struggled to represent their desire for one another and to resist the social pressures that would deny their passion. At the centre of this literary conversation is Orlando, Woolf's biography of Sackville-West. Sproles restores Orlando to the context of Woolf and Sackville-West's discussion of gender and sexuality and demonstrates its importance in Woolf's oeuvre. Desiring Women re-imagines Woolf and Sackville-West as daring, funny, beautiful, and bent on resisting the repression of women's desires."--Jacket.