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Desiring women : the partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

Author: Karyn Z Sproles
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; V Sackville-West; Virginia Woolf; V Sackville West; Virginia Woolf; Vita Sackville-West; V Sackville-West; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karyn Z Sproles
ISBN: 0802038832 9780802038838 0802094023 9780802094025
OCLC Number: 62227592
Description: xii, 242 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Desiring women. --
Forbidden knowledge: Vita Sackville-West's secret fruit. --
Making use of the fruit: Vita Sackville-West's influence on Virginia Woolf. --
Orlando: a biography of desire. --
Genre instability and Orlando: biography as a feminist practice. --
Making up women: revolutions in biography. --
Love letters and feminine sexuality. --
Subverted subjects. --
Appendix A: A chronology of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West's relationship. --
Appendix B: A chronology of Virginia Woolf's and Vita Sackville-West's publications. --
Appendix C: A selected chronological bibliography of Virginia Woolf and sexuality, 1972-99.
Responsibility: Karyn Z. Sproles.
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Sexy and provocative, Desiring Women re-imagines Woolf and Sackville-West as daring, funny, beautiful, and bent on resisting the repression of women's desires.  Read more...

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