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The Diary of Virginia Woolf, Volume Four: 1931-1935

(The Diary of Virginia Woolf #4)

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The penultimate volume of Woolf's diaries details the mature period of The Years and moments of personal sadness brought by the deaths of Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and Roger Fry.

Edited by Anne Olivier Bell, assisted by Andrew McNeillie; Index.
Paperback, 420 pages
Published November 21st 1983 by Mariner Books (first published March 11th 1982)
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Nuno
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This Diary has some recurrent topics . One of them is Virginia's worry about what the people had said , or will say , concerning her works . Here is what she wrote in October 1934 .

One note : Wyndham Lewis was a severe critic of Virginia's works , and of The Bloomsbury Group .

" Well : do I think I shall be among the English novelists after my death ? I hardly think about it . Why then do I shrink from reading Wyndham Lewis ? Why am I sensitive ? I think vanity . I dislike the thought of being la
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Jane
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved making my way through the diaries' of one of the most accomplished women writers I have ever read. This one covers 1931-1935. These are the years that saw the death of her friends Lytton Strachey, and Roger Fry, also the suicide of Dora Carrington.
Virginia Woolf struggled with terrible headaches, and depression, but her life was full of friends and happiness.

I was sorry to read about her growing distance from Vita sackville-west. They had a great and loving relationship for many ye
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Rhonda
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Much in the way of advice for writers just starting out.
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Jun 05, 2007 added it
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It's such a pleasure to follow Virginia, the woman, in her struggle to write novels and litteraire reviews; to follow with her her sickness and her depression. An incredible sourse of knowledge about the woman Virginia and about the profession of writing. And as always Virginia can surprise you with some touching pages.
B.A. Hall
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the insight I gain into the mind of Virginia Woolf by reading her diaries.
Belinda
I couldn't be bothered in the end. I'd rather read her books.
Christina Marie
Oct 23, 2007 rated it liked it
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Full of insights on her writing and life, yet unfortunately the gems are buried under a mess of boring topics natural to a diary. In short, not her fault.
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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 e
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