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Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee
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Apr 22, 2011

did not like it

This is almost certainly a great biography for Woolf scholars, but anyone else should keep looking. It assumes you have an encyclopedic knowledge of Woolf's life, writings, and historical context. I respect Lee's achievement, but it's actually kind of unbelievable how completely she disregards the need for any sort of explanation of anything. Why not take the time to make all this work more accessible? Where were her editors?
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Daizy Can't understand why people give it 5 stars. It's so tiresome, lengthy and far removed from biography. What is the reason for putting dates on her chapters when in the chapter say for 1919 she mentions what happened in 1938?

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