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Granite and Rainbow

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A posthumous collection of twenty-five essays on the art of fiction and the art of biography. "These are aristocrats among essays...witty, beautifully mannered and mellow" (Rumer Godden, New York Herald Tribune). Editorial Note by Leonard Woolf.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 15th 1975 by Mariner Books (first published 1958)
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Luisa Fer
I found this book wandering through the library. I still do that. It was in the lower shelf, hidden in a corner. A very old edition, its pages were yellow and the cover was a hideous blue, but I opened it in the most perfect page and I could not put it down.

I have problems with reading Virginia's fiction but her essays, her diaries, her mind I can't get enough of.
An excellent collection of essays by Virginia Woolf. My favorite essays were 'The Narrow Bridge of Art', 'Hours in a Library' and 'A terribly Sensitive Mind'. This collection of essays(as with all of her essays) is nothing short of brilliant!!!!
Nathan Eilers
Nov 25, 2008 Nathan Eilers rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: literary folks
Shelves: fiction
Woolf is an astute critic, and this book shows off her analytical skills. I especially liked her short essay on Hemingway. All the pieces are thought-provoking.
Only shelved because I misplaced it! It's around here somewhere.
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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
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