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“What does the brain matter compared with the heart?” — Virginia Woolf

Current Woolf sightings include a rerun of Virginia Woolf’s 1920 attack on misogyny republished in the New Statesman (4), sentimental journeymention of the quote above as an idea that can change one’s life (6), commentary about references to Woolf in the Tina Fey film Admission (18-19), and the Oxford University Press discovery of a Woolf introduction in an out-of-print edition of Laurence Sterne’s 1928 novel A Sentimental Journey (21).

  1. Virginia Mak, Virginia Woolf and a room of one’s ownVancouver Sun
    With a nod to Virginia Woolf’s essay, A Room of One’s Own, Toronto-based artist Virginia Mak offers a series of photographs that comment on the conditions required to engage in the creative process. Mak’s exhibition, Of One’s Own, is on display at 
  2. Virginia Woolf, By Alexandra HarrisThe Independent
    Harris deftly takes us through Woolf’s stodgy Victorian childhood, when the always surprisingVirginia was a demon cricket bowler, the mysterious abuse by half-brother George and the first assault of bipolar disorder at 14, which transformed her life 
  3. Bridge: Do Not Forget To Count The PointsDalles Chronicle
    Virginia Woolf said, “On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.” It is a sad fact of bridge that it does not matter how great your bidding might be. If you do not make the contract, the opponents get points. In this deal 
  4. Inside The Centenary Issuecentenary-web-cover, New Statesman
    In addition to our stellar spread of original content, we republish key pieces from the Statesman’s venerable archive, from Virginia Woolf’s 1920 attack on misogyny to John Maynard Keynes powerful meditations on the Spanish Civil War, from 1937.
  5. The Bechdel TestThe Daily Cougar
    And how small a part of a woman’s life is that” – “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf. It is patently obvious, in going through the history of cinema, that men and male roles have dominated the silver screen. Woolf’s quote, particularly “and how 
  6. How 99 Days Can Change Your Life: The Hope Street ChallengeHuffington Post
    These women, Virginia Woolf, George Elliot, Charlotte Brontë and Florence Nightingale among them, had a great deal of inspiring ideas about how to best fulfill your dreams and transform your life. To launch the book I wrote a 99 Day blog — on Facebook 
  7. The Saturday QuizThe Independent
    In order to write fiction, said Virginia Woolf, one must have money and… what? 3. The Vogalonga is an annual rowing race that takes place in which European city? 4. Which tennis player, b1952, holds the record for the most tournament victories (109 
  8. Unmastered Angel: PW Talks with Katherine AngelPublishers Weekly
    The word “unmastered” started swimming about in my head a few months into the writing, and it immediately felt important. Then, rereading [VirginiaWoolf’s diaries, I found the quote I used—“Why do we like the frantic, the unmastered?”—and that 
  9. Emma Watson learns pole dancing skills for new filmBusiness Standard
    So I had this surreal experience where I was studying the modernists, writing about Virginia Woolfon Friday night, then driving to London for pole dancing classes on Saturday morning,” she said. Watson also said that she is highly inspired by the ..
  10. Sally Potter Relives Cold War Tensions With ‘Ginger & Rosa’EDGEOnTheNet
    For the woman who made her name adapting Virginia Woolf, and writing entire films in iambic pentameter, it’s a startling turn. The last thing we expected from Potter, a decided experimentalist, was a reserved historical drama, especially one driven 
  11. Why So Many People Misunderstand Jane AustenSlate Magazine
    Writing about a rough draft of The Watsons, one of Austen’s unfinished books,Virginia Woolf said that “the stiffness and bareness of the first chapters” suggest that “she was one of those writers who lay their facts out rather baldly in the first 

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    In Denver photographer Sally Stockhold’s series of hand-colored prints, “myselfportraits, ode to icons,” on view at the Firehouse Art Center, she assumes the role of various iconic women, such as here, where she plays Virginia Woolf. (Firehouse Art Center)

  12. Longmont’s Firehouse Art Center: Sally Stockhold exhibit closes SundayLongmont Daily Times-Call
    In Denver photographer Sally Stockhold’s series of hand-colored prints, “myselfportraits, ode to icons,” on view at the Firehouse Art Center, she assumes the role of various iconic women, such as here, where she plays Virginia Woolf. (Firehouse Art 
  13. What do we learn from images of violence?BDlive
    In her book, Three Guineas, written in 1938, Virginia Woolf professed that the shock of horrific images of war cannot fail to unite people of goodwill. Woolf responded to a letter from an eminent lawyer in London, who asked: “How in your opinion are we 
  14. Laurinburg scholar focuses on women sleuthsLaurinburg Exchange
    “I love Virginia Woolf with the intellectual love of an adult, but I love Georgette Heyer with the deeply passionate, emotional attachment reserved for the favorite texts of one’s youth,” she wrote in the preface. If middlebrow fiction was shunned by 
  15. Is Wales the new Sussex for gardeners?Telegraph.co.uk
    Witness the intriguing plot at Charleston, where the garden was a communal effort involving the numerous weekend guests of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, including E M Forster, Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf (Vanessa’s sister) and Lytton
  16. Review: Vanessa and VirginiaNouse
    In a humble London studio, a two-strong cast resurrects the Bloomsbury sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Vanessa and Virginia is Elizabeth Wright’s new play, based on the semi-biographical novel by Susan Sellers. Those who are yet to encounter 
  17. Orlando’ hits the ground running at F&M CollegeLancaster Newspapers
    In Sara Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s high-spirited biographical parody, opening Thursday at Franklin & Marshall College’s Roschel Performing Arts Center, Orlando will race through more than 300 years of history and some pretty radical changes.
  18. Reel Advice : Reel advice: SchooledChicagoPride.com
    Her long time partner Mark (Michael Sheen in another cartoonish role), has been cheating on Portia with a she-wolf Virginia Woolf scholar. Her relationship with her self-sufficient, single mother Susannah (scene-stealer Lily Tomlin), author of the 
  19. Hey, ‘Admission': Quit using Virginia Woolf as a punchline!Christian Science MonitorVW_full_380
    Thanks to “Admission,” a new film comedy starring Tina Fey as Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton, Virginia Woolf is getting a renewed profile – although not necessarily the kind of attention that promises to win Woolf new readers. Skip 
  20. HISTORY LESSON: Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died, Alfred Hitchcock filmSan Angelo Standard Times
    In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England. In 1943, composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, Calif.In 1963, the Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds” premiered in New York. In 
  21. Virginia Woolf on Laurence SterneOUPblog 
    During a recent trip to Oxford University Press’s out of print library in Oxford, we came across the 1928 Oxford World’s Classics edition of his novel A Sentimental Journey, which included an introduction by none other than Virginia Woolf. In it, Woolf 
  22. A Servant of One’s Own: On Virginia Woolf, Domestics, and Downton AbbeyThe Millions
    At least, that is the case for the inhabitants of Downton, a grand house that is within itself a dying breed, but the 18 years Nellie Boxall served as cook to Virginia Woolf, however, were a far more fraught affair than the coupling of Lady Mary 
  23. Magical & deliciousThe Recorder
     her sister, Vanessa Bell. The cover of the newly released volume, which includes “On Being Ill” by Virginia Woolf and “Notes from Sick Rooms” by her mother, Julia Stephen, who wrote from the perspective of a caregiver. Cover art and design by Don 

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Cecil Woolf Publishers’ new monographs usually come out in June to coincide with the Annual International Conference on 2012 monographsVirginia Woolf, but publication of the 2012 monographs was delayed. Now, the long-awaited list of new volumes in his two series, the Bloomsbury Heritage and The War Poets, is here.

Bloomsbury Heritage Series

  • Virginia Woolf and the Spanish Civil War: Texts, Contexts & Women’s Narratives by Lolly Ockerstrom
  • Walking in the Footsteps of Michel de Montaigne by Judith Allen
  • Virginia Woolf as a ‘Cubist Writer’ by Sarah Latham Phillips
  • How Should One Read a Marriage?: Private Writings, Public Readings, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf by Drew Patrick Shannon
  • The Best of Blogging Woolf, Five Years On by Paula Maggio
  • Virginia Woolf’s Likes and Dislikes, Collected and Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Paula Maggio

The War Poets Series

  • Isaac Rosenberg, War Poet as Painter by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
  • T.E. Hulme: ‘One of the War Poets’ by David Worthington
  • Apollinaire: Poet of War and Peace by Jacqueline Peltier
  • Alan Seeger: the American Rupert Brooke? by Phil Carradice
  • Soldier Songs of the Second World War, selected and edited with an Introduction and Notes by Roger Press

See a complete list of the monographs in both of these series.

All of the books published by Cecil Woolf Publishers are available directly from:

Cecil Woolf Publishing, 1 Mornington Place, London NW1 7RP, England, Tel: 020 7387 2394 (or +44 (0)20 7387 2394 from outside the UK). Prices range from £4.50 to £9.95. For more information, contact cecilwoolf@gmail.com.

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