Literary Lives

Virginia Woolf

A Literary Life

Authors: Mepham, John

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In Virginia Woolf's life, writing was the activity that mattered more than anything else: she would not have survived without it. She was her own publisher and had an unusual degree of control over her own work. This enabled her to pursue a career of extraordinary experimentation and inventiveness. It has never been sufficiently stressed that every one of her books was quite different in technique from every other. John Mepham argues that she never settled on one way of writing because she never settled on one view of life. Her purposes as a writer constantly changed. Mepham tells the story of her career as a series of choices and experiments, always grounded in specific historical contexts.

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'Mepham has produced a book likely to help any reader towards a more perceptive and rewarding reading of Woolf' - Bernard Harrison, Times Literary Supplement

'...highly informative and insightful...' - Jeanne Dubino, Virginia Woolf Miscellany


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virginia Woolf
Book Subtitle
A Literary Life
Authors
Series Title
Literary Lives
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-14145-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-14145-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-66549-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 222
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