Virginia Woolf

An Inner Life

By Julia Briggs
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151011438, 544pp.)

Publication Date: October 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

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.

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life-a brilliant new insight into a literary genius.




About the Author

JULIA BRIGGS is a professor of English at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. She was professor of Woolf studies at Hereford College, Oxford, for many years and is currently the editor of the reprint series of Woolf's novels. She lives in Leicester.




Praise For Virginia Woolf

"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."
-Elaine Margolin

"Briggs masterfully uses Virginia Woolf''s own thoughts and words to gain entrance into the layered world of her life and work."



"Briggs masterfully uses Virginia Woolf''s own thoughts and words to gain entrance into the layered world of her life and work."


-Daphne Merkin

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