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Time’s list of “The 25 Most Powerful Women of the 20th Century” includes Margaret Sanger, Hillary Clinton, Mother Theresa, Madonna – – and Virginia Woolf.

The Time editor who chose Woolf for the list calls her  “one of the most famous, well regarded novelists of the 20th century.” She also describes her as an astounding and prolific, sharp and witty literary critic.

In the video, she mentions several Woolf novels, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves and Between the Acts. Woolf’s novels, she says, are “hard to read but extremely rewarding.” And Woolf herself is someone she wishes she could have dinner with.

You can also read Time’s April 1937 cover story on Woolf and view the cover photo, which is pictured at left on the Web page for the Time video.

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