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Becoming Virginia Woolf : her early diaries & the diaries she read

Author: Barbara Lounsberry
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2015
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This book explores the first twelve books of the 38 handwritten volumes of Virginia Woolf's diary, the early experimental stage before her diary writing evolved to a more mature, modernist style. This is the first full-length treatment of Woolf's diaries and shows how heavily her public prose was influenced not only by her own early diary writing, but also by other diarists such as Samuel Pepys and Fanny Burney.

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Named Person: Virginia Woolf; Virginia Woolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Lounsberry
ISBN: 9780813049915 0813049911 9780813061399 0813061393
OCLC Number: 1031390343
Description: x, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Early diary influences --
Virginia Woolf's 1897 diary --
Sir Walter Scott's "gurnal" --
Fanny Burney's diary --
Samuel Pepys's diary --
William Johnson Cory's journals --
Virginia Woolf's 1897 diary concluded --
The experimenter: Virginia Woolf?s 1899 warboys diary --
Virginia Woolf's 1899 warboys diary --
Choosing the outsider role --
Virginia Woolf's 1903 diary --
James Boswell's journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. --
Professional writer --
Virginia Woolf's 1904-1905 diary --
Embracing the unconscious --
Virginia's Woolf's ghostly 1905 Cornwall diary --
Virginia Woolf's 1906-1908 Great Britain travel diary --
William Allingham's diary --
Lady Dorothy Nevill's note-books --
Lady Charlotte Bury's diary of a lady-in-waiting --
Virginia Woolf's Great Britain travel diary concluded --
The problem of description --
Virginia woolf's 1906-1909 continental travel diary --
The journal of Elizabeth Lady Holland --
Virginia Woolf's continental travel diary concluded --
Virginia Woolf's 1909 life diary --
Dr. Charles Meryon's diaries celebrating Lady Hester Stanhope --
Ralph Waldo Emerson's early journals --
Mary Coleridge's diary --
The diary coalesces --
Virginia Woolf's 1915 diary --
Mary Berry's journals --
Virginia Woolf's Asheham House natural history diary: 1917-1918 --
Virginia Woolf's 1917-1918 collaborative Hogarth House diary --
The journals of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt --
Stopford Brooke's diary --
Virginia Woolf's 1918 coalescing Hogarth House diary: January 4-July 23 --
Responsibility: Barbara Lounsberry.


Starting with fourteen-year-old Woolf's first palm-sized leather diary, Becoming Virginia Woolf illuminates how her private and public writing was shaped by the diaries of other writers. These key  Read more...


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In the passionate diary-reader we find here, Barbara Lounsberry has brought to life one more Virginia Woolf" - Times Literary Supplement

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