Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

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    Encompassing thirty-eight handwritten volumes, Virginia Woolf's diary is her lengthiest and longest-sustained work, and the last to reach the public. In the only full-length work to deeply explore this luminous and boundary-stretching masterpiece, Barbara Lounsberry traces Woolf's development as a writer through her first twelve diaries, a fascinating experimental stage, where the earliest hints of Woolf's pioneering modernist style can be seen. 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 including Samuel Pepys, James Boswell, the French Goncourt brothers, Mary Coleridge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Woolf's "diary parents" Sir Walter Scott and Fanny Burney. These key literary connections open a new and indispensable window onto the story of one of literature's most renowned modernists.

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    Number of Pages: 272
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780813049915
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    Listed in: From c 1900 -, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
    Publisher: University Press of Florida

    Books by Barbara Lounsberry

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