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The Resource Virginia Woolf, James King

Virginia Woolf, James King

Label
Virginia Woolf
Title
Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
James King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virginia Woolf is one of the foremost writers of this century, yet surprisingly this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries - celebrated works that made her such a noted literary figure. All her life Woolf struggled with sadness that threatened to overwhelm and destroy her. In many ways her writings were attempts to counteract these powerful feelings and to grasp the healing forces of life. This was her central reason for writing: to investigate and curb her fascination with death and, at the same time, to capture the vitality of existence. The paradox was that such affirmation inevitably brought her back to the subjects she knew best: the destructiveness of men, the burdens of the past, and the fragility of life. In this absorbing biography James King examines how the raw material of Woolf's daily existence was transformed into art, and he pays close attention to her search for forms of writing that encompass a new feminist aesthetic. Virginia Woolf sheds new light on this daring, impetuous, tormented artist, who strove relentlessly to find the right words to capture life's insubstantiality and its vibrancy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, James
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.O72
LC item number
Z713 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Novelists, English
  • Romanciers anglais
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
Label
Virginia Woolf, James King
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-673) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born writer -- Inner passions -- Phantoms -- Real thing -- Outsider
Control code
ocm32851205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 699 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393037487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32372057
  • (OCoLC)32851205
Label
Virginia Woolf, James King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-673) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Born writer -- Inner passions -- Phantoms -- Real thing -- Outsider
Control code
ocm32851205
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 699 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393037487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32372057
  • (OCoLC)32851205

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