Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life

by Julia Briggs

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156032292
  • ISBN-10: 0156032295
  • Pages: 544
  • Publication Date: 11/06/2006
  • Carton Quantity: 20

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    Virginia Woolf is one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century literature. She was original, passionate, vivid, dedicated to her art. Yet most writing about her still revolves around her social life and the Bloomsbury set. 
    In this fresh, absorbing book, Julia Briggs puts the writing back at the center of Woolf’s life, reads that life through her work, and mines the novels themselves to create a compelling new form of biography. Analyzing Woolf’s own commen­tary on the creative process through her letters, diaries, and essays, Julia Briggs has produced a book that is a convincing, moving portrait of an artist, as well as a profound meditation on the nature of creativity.

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    "An intelligent and well-researched new biography...[O]ffers astute insights into both Woolf and her work." —The New York Times Book Review


    "Briggs pulls together a high-wire act; biographer and subject seem to commingle on the page, the result being a joint effort of imaginative force." —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution