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Virginia Woolf

Birthdate: 25. January 1882
Date of death: 28. March 1941
Other names: Adeline Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer who is considered one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century, and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. Born in an affluent household in Kensington, London, she attended the King's College London and was acquainted with the early reformers of women's higher education.

Having been home-schooled for most part of her childhood, mostly in English classics and Victorian literature, Woolf began writing professionally in 1900. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. She published her first novel titled The Voyage Out in 1915, through the Hogarth Press, a publishing house that she established with her husband, Leonard Woolf. Her best-known works include the novels Mrs Dalloway , To the Lighthouse and Orlando , and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own , with its dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Woolf became one of the central subjects of the 1970s movement of feminist criticism, and her works have since garnered much attention and widespread commentary for "inspiring feminism", an aspect of her writing that was unheralded earlier. Her works are widely read all over the world and have been translated into more than fifty languages. She suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life and took her own life by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59.

Works

The Waves
The Waves
Virginia Woolf
Orlando: A Biography
Virginia Woolf
Mrs Dalloway
Mrs Dalloway
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A Room of One's Own
A Room of One's Own
Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
Jacob's Room
Virginia Woolf
The Common Reader
Virginia Woolf
Between the Acts
Between the Acts
Virginia Woolf
The Voyage Out
The Voyage Out
Virginia Woolf
Night and Day
Night and Day
Virginia Woolf
Three Guineas
Virginia Woolf
The Years
The Years
Virginia Woolf
Moments of Being
Moments of Being
Virginia Woolf
Monday or Tuesday
Monday or Tuesday
Virginia Woolf

„Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.“

—  Virginia Woolf, book A Room of One's Own

Variant: There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Source: A Room of One's Own (1929), Ch. 4, p. 90

Citát „As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.“

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„If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.“

—  Virginia Woolf

"The Leaning Tower", lecture delivered to the Workers' Educational Association, Brighton (May 1940)
The Moment and Other Essays (1948)

„It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.“

—  Virginia Woolf

Variant: It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality
Source: The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

„The extraordinary woman depends on the ordinary woman.“

—  Virginia Woolf

"Women and Fiction"
Granite and Rainbow (1958)
Context: The extraordinary woman depends on the ordinary woman. It is only when we know what were the conditions of the average woman's life … it is only when we can measure the way of life and the experience of life made possible to the ordinary woman that we can account for the success or failure of the extraordinary woman as a writer.

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