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Desiring Women: The Partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
On 23 September 1925, Virginia Woolf wrote to Vita Sackville-West: 'if you'll make me up, I'll make you.' In Desiring Women, Karyn Sproles argues that the two writers in fact 'made' each other. Woolf and Sackville-West produced some of the most vibrant and acclaimed work of their respective careers during their passionate affair, and Sproles demonstrates how this body of w ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 29th 2006 by University of Toronto Press
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Aug 11, 2013 Paloma Etienne rated it 2 of 5 stars
I have to say, with all the pain in my heart, that I don't recommend this book. I was very excited and indeed enjoyed the very first part on Vita: her vibrant personality, her affair with Violet Trefusis, her attachment to Knole, and how different she was from the Victorian sexless standard of femininity. I also loved the narration of the exchanges between Sackville-West and Woolf through their letters. It was clear they influenced each other with their writing, and, as Sproles writes: "they mad ...more