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Archive for September 5th, 2012

The first of 20 Woolf sightings this week involves a BIC pen created for a woman. Yes, you read that right: a lady pen of our own. And the BIC For Her package features the color purple, Virginia’s favorite ink color. The pen, though, is sold in a variety of ladylike pastel colors.
  1. BIC For Her: Sexist Biros Cause Review Storm On Amazon (PICTURES/POLL)Huffington Post UK
    When Virginia Woolf asked for a room of her own, she was of course mistaken. What she needed was a feminine pen, or biro, to help focus her girly mind. Thankfully, pen manufacturers BIC understand the difficulties women face attempting to write ‘her 
  2. ‘NW’ by Zadie Smith: A brilliant novel — for the dedicated reader,Washington Post
    Smith has said her composition of “NW” was influenced by Virginia Woolf, whose ghost you can sense in this fluid mingling of internal thoughts and dialogue, snatches of description and sudden shifts in point of view. Jennifer Egan’s protean “A Visit 
  3. NW by Zadie Smith: reviewTelegraph.co.uk
    I have to admit, the initial Virginia Woolf-style stream of consciousness gave me the discombobulated feeling that I was about to float away to the lighthouse: “Four gardens along, in the estate, a grim girl on the third floor screams Anglo-Saxon at 
  4. Inventive ‘NW’ takes readers in a darker direction, USA TODAY
    If she conjured E.M. Forster with On Beauty, NW channels Virginia Woolf. The modernist influence is deliberate, as Smith unravels — in a rhythmic stream-of-consciousness style — the intertwined stories of a group of contemporary Londoners in their 
  5. Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?The Guardian (blog)
    Virginia Woolf worried that the reader was none the wiser because “the clash of completely contradictory opinions cancel each other out”. According to Elizabeth Hardwick in 1959, “sweet, bland commendations fall everywhere upon the scene; a universal, 
  6. Luna Stage Announces VITA AND VIRGINIA, Opening 10/5Broadway World
    Luna Stage opens its 20th anniversary season with the New Jersey premiere of Vita and Virginia, an intimate two-character play by Eileen Atkins, adapted from correspondence between friends, lovers and confidants, Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
  7. Cuando los programadores aprenden a compartir a la fuerzaThe Wall Street Journal Americas
    Virginia Woolf sostenía que una escritora necesita un cuarto propio. En Silicon Valley, algunas empresas están cuestionando si los programadores de software necesitan tener sus propios cubículos. Su método se conoce como “programación en pareja”, 
  8. Book reviews: too nice and maybe also too fake?Christian Science Monitor
    Virginia Woolf once said “the clash of completely contradictory opinions cancel each other out.” Perhaps most damning was Elizabeth Hardwick, who, in 1959, had this to say about book reviews: “sweet, bland commendations fall everywhere upon the scene; 
  9. THEATRE: Local Listings > August 30Camden New Journal newspapers website
    The 20-year love affair between author Virginia Woolf and the aristocrat Vita Sackville-West. • ROSEMARY BRANCH THEATRE, 2 Shepperton Road, N1 3DT, 020 7704 6665. Regent’s Canal, 7.30pm. £10 (£8 concs). Sept 5-6. A folk opera on the history of the ..
  10. Northern treatSun.Star
    An English writer, Virginia Woolf, said so. She could have meant anything could be done well if only the stomach is served well too. In line with that is a somewhat similar thought: one cannot better celebrate its 23rd anniversary, if one has not any 
  11. Future Nobel laureate in literature Patrick White working as a jackeroo in , The Australian
    White seems to be taking on Virginia Woolf’s challenge to the modern novel to capture life as something that is not neat but instead “a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end”. (It’s 
  12. Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell by Katherine Angel – reviewThe Guardian
    “It is fatal,” Virginia Woolf wrote in A Room of One’s Own, “to be a man or woman pure and simple.” This phrase, repeated several times, might be thought of as the guiding sentiment of Unmastered, Katherine Angel’s provocative and profoundly personal ..
  13. A Stream of ConsciousnessNational Football Post (blog)
    Virginia Woolf searched for the meaning of life in this rambling, stream of consciousness kind of way. I didn’t like reading her because of it. But now I think maybe there’s something to that. “The great revelation perhaps never did come,” said Woolf 
  14. Weidenfeld & Nicolson To Publish The New Statesman CenturyBooktrade.info
    Contributors include George Orwell, WB Yeats, HG Wells, Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Richard Dawkins and Hugh Grant. No British periodical or weekly magazine has a richer and more distinguished 
  15. W&N to publish 100 years of New StatesmanThe Bookseller
    The book will feature a selection of writings that have appeared over the years, with picks from many of the magazine’s staff and contributors, including George Orwell, W B Yeats, H G Wells and Virginia Woolf. There will also be selections from 
  16. Interview: Mustansar Hussain TararDAWN.com
    Nowadays, I am reading Iceland’s only Nobel Laureate, Halldór Laxness’ Independent People,Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out and Mario Vargas Llosa’s The War of the End of the World. Also, Ibn Warraq’s Virgins, What Virgins? If I like a particular author 
  17. Britain’s Wastelands and Wonderlands at the British Library, Newsweek

    Street Haunting exhibits at the British Museum include Virginia Woolf.

    The city calls to its literary inhabitants, prompting them to roam its streets for inspiration, as Virginia Woolf does in her essay “Street Haunting,” and to transform it into the fantastical London Below of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, full of Black …

  18. Art review: ‘where is the power’ at Fort Worth Contemporary ArtsFort Worth Star Telegram
    She remembers the date clearly, as she was reading Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Art of Power. It was Woolf’s insistence on personal inquiry that prompted Thornton’s journey, which led to this exhibition at Fort Worth 
  19. Exhibition links Tapawera artistsThe Nelson Mail
    Other pieces of text include the writing of Jules Verne and Virginia Woolf, the lyrics of a country and western song and a quote from a bemused 8-year-old boy: “Is that art or should I sit on it?” That observation came from the son of a friend of David 
  20. A Q&A With Maya AngelouHuffington Post (blog)
    I’m a great admirer of Langston Hughes’ poetry and that of Edna St. Vincent Millay and Virginia Woolf. When I was trying to form my own voice, my own melody, I would read aloud, and I found it did me so much good. A lesser known fact about you is that 

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