The Essays of Virginia Woolf, vol.
(2011) Virginia Woolf and Digression: Adventures in Consciousness.
Andrew McNeillie, the editor of her collected essays, kind of knows how to end an essay. He’s the one behind the copious footnotes supplementing each of Woolf’s essays, which sometimes provide invaluable information about what the hell Woolf is talking about but which mostly give the birth and death dates of every single person Woolf mentions, just in case you need to know when George Borrow, author of Lavengro (1851), The Romany Rye (1857), Wild Wales (1862), and other books, died, which was in 1881, a year that is the same whether you write it forwards or backwards!
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In 1905, we find a hint of literary portraits to come. Of Jane Welsh Carlyle, she writes that though her letters were scrupulously factual, "They were facts which did more to illuminate herself than most people's feelings." A 1906 piece about Frederic the Great's sister, married into the tiny Bayreuth court, is an intimation of what Woolf will do later with other such exiled women's lives.
The Essays of Virginia Woolf: 1929 ..
VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) was one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century. An admired literary critic, she authored many essays, letters, journals, and short stories in addition to her groundbreaking novels.