The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume Three, 1925-1930 (Penguin Classics)
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The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume Three, 1925-1930 (Penguin Classics)

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An account of Woolf's life during the period in which To The Lighthouse and The Waves were written.

"Her steel-trap mind and elegant prose...make this a most valuable and pleasurable book."
Publishers Weekly

"Volume three is as witty and intelligent as its predecessors." Atlantic Monthly
Paperback, 384 pages
Published 1982 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 1980)
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Helen Kitson
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Perhaps the first question to ask is whether it's 'right' to read someone's personal journals. Obviously some people publish their journals within their lifetime (Joyce Carol Oates, for instance), which means that the writer can control which bits to excise (either because the material is too personal, or to protect the privacy people still living). In this volume of Woolf's diaries, she comments on this issue - But what is to become of all these diaries, I asked myself yesterday. If I died, wha...more
What a lovely insight into the mind & workings of Virginia Woolf. I only wish that she had felt it important to discuss her struggles with mental illness a bit more so that I could have followed where her mind was going. I would describe her diaries as intellectual, representing her ideals about writing & society although glossing over the emotional, personal views of her life.
I take all the time in the world to read Virgina Woolf's diaries... And it takes me a long, long time to read each volume cause I stop to read her letters of the period, the letters of her sister -- and great painter -- Vanessa Bell, their friend Lytton Strachey's letters AND diary, etc., etc., etc...
تنها بخش هایی از این چند جلد یادداشت های ویرجینیا وولف را به فارسی در هفته نامه ی "هفت" خوانده ام و از این که بصورت کتاب هم به فارسی منتشر شده باشد، بی خبرم.
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Lo primero que me entero al abrirlo es que es el volumen tres, así que no sé si leerlo o esperar a conseguir los primeros dos... ¬¬
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(Adeline) Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length es...more
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“I see the mountains in the sky; the great clouds; and the moon; I have a great and astonishing sense of something there, which is “it”—it is not exactly beauty that I mean. It is that the thing is in itself enough: satisfactory, achieved. A sense of my own strangeness, walking on the earth is there too: of the infinite oddity of the human position; with the moon up there and those mountain clouds.” 5 likes
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