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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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Paul
Oct 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bloomsbury
4.5 stars
This is a posthumous collection of essays by Woolf ranging from about 1908 to the late 1930s, but mostly in the 1920s. As the blurb says the essays are on the art of fiction and the art of biography. Leonard Woolf collected together many essays and reportage in three volumes published in the years after Woolf’s death. This one came along in the late 1950s as a result of extensive research by two Woolf scholars in the US. Woolf usually did not keep copies of the articles she wrote and th
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Amanda
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The BPL is killing me with the versions of the books they are giving me. This one was a first American printing in good shape. Why should I give this back?! NO ONE WILL LOVE IT LIKE ME!
Luisa Fer
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Amy
Apr 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Only shelved because I misplaced it! It's around here somewhere.
Katie Johnson
Partial reading / selected essays:
The Narrow Bridge of Art
Hours in a Library
Life and the Novelist
The Anatomy of Fiction
Nathan Eilers
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
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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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