- A Young Muse in the Service of Male Writers, New York Times
And the child is reduced to mere baggage when Ms. Roiphe imagines drowning herself almost the way Virginia Woolf did, but weighted down by offspring rather than stones. “And then,” she adds, “I thought that I had better write something that could stand . . .
- Review: “ORLANDO” soars!, ChicagoNow (blog)
Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando is a wild ride through a whimsical landscape. A place where the individual can thrive without the limitations of time, and where all it takes is a good night’s sleep to change you from man to woman. . . .
- Fifty isn’t the new 30, author says, Winston-Salem Journal
After months of trying to resuscitate her near-comatose career, Jackson sucked it up with the help of a Virginia Woolf quote — “Arrange whatever pieces come your way” — and made a documentary about taking her spoiled teenager to India’s slums . . .
- Making Her Mark: Paule Marshall, Patch.com
She needed, paraphrasing Virginia Woolf, a room of her own. Against the wishes of her husband, she enlisted someone to help with Evan-Keith and rented a small apartment in order to devote more time to her fledgling novel. Two years later, in 1959, . . .
- Wry Virginia Woolf in ‘Room’ with view, Kuwait Times
Don’t be afraid of Virginia Woolf; her work contains a lot of plainspoken “nuggets of truth.” By now we’re pretty familiar with Woolf’s oft-repeated opinion that a woman needs a room of her own in which to write. The one-woman play, “Room,” now being . . .
- Psyched, Times LIVE
“Virginia Woolf proved that it was possible to go deeply into people’s minds in a stream-of-consciousness way. But she deliberately tried not to impose order on her character’s thoughts. I tidy my characters’ thoughts up for the reader. . . .
- BBC radio show is food for the brain, Columbus Dispatch
… of the Age of the Universe, the Taiping Rebellion in 19th century China – not just the story of the revolt but what ideas motivated it – and an entire show devoted to the metaphor, from medieval literature to Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf. . . .
- Five Bells by Gail Jones – review, The Guardian
But the presiding spirit, never explicitly acknowledged but implicated at every turn, is Virginia Woolf. The deepest correspondences here are undoubtedly with Woolf’s fiction and in particular – in the narrative’s tracing of intersecting lives across a . . .
- Theater Reviews: An Inventive Where’s Charley? and a Haunting Room, New York Magazine
Virginia Woolf, in her quest to discern pattern in the “cotton-wool” of life’s noise and clutter, represented the apex of the modernist experiment: a tidy, impeccable, empirical mind beset with madness from within and without. . . .
- Author lures readers with intriguing, misleading title, The Blue Banner
At times, his style can be compared to the infamously complex Virginia Woolf. However, Lonely Christopher insists his writing style is intended to provoke thought, not confusion, in his readers. “For me, writing is a manner of addressing problems. . . .
- WB Yeats’s most uncommon marriage, Irish Times
For instance, she complains that Virginia Woolf seems “to write with the astonished eyes of an imaginary child”, and prefers Maria Edgeworth. Yeats frankly admired the “unstrained animation” of her later communications. Gradually, she took charge of . . .
- The naming of Berlin, The Guardian
In our capital city, there is no Virginia Woolf Road, or Joseph Conrad Avenue, or Wittgenstein Square, or Auden Street – though Kirchstetten, the Austrian village where Auden spent his summers, has an Audenstrasse. Berlin, where I live at present, . . .
- The Sultan of Zanzibar, By Martyn Downer, Independent
The Anglo-Irish oddball Horace de Vere Cole is best known for his hoax of 1910 when he and three blacked-up accomplices, including Virginia Woolf, toured the battleship Dreadnaught as the Emperor of Abyssinia and entourage. This celebrated prank turns . . .
- Port Angeles play spotlights fictional Shakespeare character, Peninsula Daily
This scenario, Lovall noted, was first asserted by Virginia Woolf in her famed essay of 1928, “A Room of One’s Own.” “Let me imagine, since the facts are so hard to come by, what would have happened had Shakespeare had a wonderfully gifted sister,” . . .
- Hemingway adaptation rises and falls, Boston Globe
(The ever-prescient Virginia Woolf may have foreseen the difficulty of translating Hemingway to the stage when she wrote in 1927 that, compared to Chekhov’s protagonists, the characters in “The Sun Also Rises” are “as flat as cardboard”). . . .
- ETSU English professor attempts to give a university ‘ghost’ deserved comfort, TriCities.com
… as Shakespeare and Appropriation and Victorian Appropriations of Shakespeare; in essays on Shakespeare and Dickens, as well as on Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf; and in presentations at international venues from Stratford to Valencia to Prague. . . .
- Spite in the Afternoon: ‘Hemingway’s Garden of Eden’, PopMatters
It’s bad, like in The Hours when Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf is stalking the garden in her false nose dreaming up a novel: “Mrs. Calloway, no, Mrs. Halloway, no, wait, I have it! . . .” They are all creating Literature with a capital ‘L’. . . .
- Wry Virginia Woolf in ‘Room’ With Internal View, ABC News
AP By JENNIFER FARRAR AP Don’t be afraid of Virginia Woolf; her work contains a lot of plainspoken “nuggets of truth.” By now we’re pretty familiar with Woolf’s oft-repeated opinion that a woman needs a room of her own in which to write. . . .
- The Chick Lit Challenge, Utne Reader Online
If Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway arrived on the literary scene today, she would probably own a cute bag from Prada, a totally to-die-for SoHo loft, and a string-bean cellphone on which she negotiated her topsy-turvy love life. The year is 2050. . . .
- Are you happier than a Dutch woman?, Bellingham Herald
Virginia Woolf is a historical portrait of this irony. Woolf was famous for, among other things, her declaration that a woman needs financial independence to be a productive writer. She had the means and the career of few women of her time, and yet, . . .
- The Big Smoke hits Edge Hill University’s Rose Theatre, Formby Times
Inspired by the lives and works of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and American poet Anne Sexton, The Big Smoke is a one-woman show performed by Canadian actor Amy Nostbakken and directed by Nir Paldi. An original and unforgettable piece of theatre, . . .
- Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Go It Alone (PHOTOS), Huffington Post
From Thomas Paine to Stephen King, From Virginia Woolf to a romance writer, maverick writers have introduced now classic works to the public themselves because no publisher wanted to take on their books. The following people have all self-published at . . .
- A writer shares her coming of age in the ’60s, Minneapolis Star Tribune
(After all, things didn’t end so rosy for Roiphe’s early role models, Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath.) Even readers who call this a cop-out will be fascinated by this memoir of a woman who matures quickly and finally finds a voice. . . .
- The Choice: From a Northern California Fog, College Priorities Emerge, New York Times (blog)
It was there by chance that I ran into Professor Ruth O. Saxton, whose Virginia Woolf course was beginning in less than 10 minutes. Although she was pressed for time, she sat down with me to answer some of my questions. Reflecting upon it the night of . . .
- Your Views, Times LIVE
Women have a greater strength and deeper understanding of issues at hand. “For most of history, Anonymous was a Woman” – Virginia Woolf. – SA Observer I SUPPOSE we’ll have to build squatter camps next to our offices now. . . .
- National Book Critics Circle elevates the work of five women, Plain Dealer
“But it provided an extra kick to the evening to see the elation of all the winners and know how worthy of accolades each one is . . . . At least for this past year, Virginia Woolf’s observation that anonymous was a woman didn’t prove true.” . . .
- We need deeper look at support needs of male military spouses, The Virginian-Pilot
“War has a gender – and it is male,” wrote author and essayist Virginia Woolf in 1938. Eh, I don’t think that is so true today. In fact, enough has changed among warfighters that Woolf might be astounded to find that “A Room of One’s Own” for modern
- Wallis v Elizabeth: the warring wives of Windsor, Telegraph.co.uk
Virginia Woolf, observing the Duchess of York at the theatre one evening in December 1929, was dismissive with faint praise: ‘a simple, chattering sweet-hearted little woman in pink: but her wrist twinkling with diamonds…’ A little over a year later, . . .
- Grain wave, Taste.com.au
Serve on its own drizzled with the hummus dressing or with lamb skewers dressed with pomegranate molasses. Virginia Woolf said one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Is this why supermodels are always whining in . . .
Woolf sightings: From play reviews to quotes
Monday 21 March 2011 by Paula Maggio