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A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf
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Jun 20, 2011

it was amazing
Recommended for: Memoir and literary readers.
Read in February, 2011 — I own a copy

So fascinating to read about Woolf's novel writing and of her relationships with reviewers and other people. She told about her woes, her thrills, and her fears while writing her last novels and after they were completed. This went to the last month of her life. We'd been told that she went crazy. But Leonard Woolf had made an agreement with other Jews in London that they would commit suicide if the Nazis invaded England. Virginia was in despair yet it looks as if she didn't believe England could keep the Nazis from invading. She killed herself when England was losing the war. Her diary writing is exemplary, amazing how she could tell her own life as well as a novel.

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