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Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Barbara Lounsberry

Abstract

Becoming Virginia Woolf is the first extensive treatment of Woolf’s early diaries. Her first 12 diary books are explored in depth and her development as a diarist traced. The book offers close readings of each of the 12 diaries: (1) as a work of art in itself; (2) as it relates to Woolf’s other early diaries; and (3) as it intersects with her public works (letters and published essays, reviews, fiction, and nonfiction.) This method lays bare, not only Woolf’s development as a diarist, but also—an extra dividend—as a public writer. It shows how she becomes the writer so widely revered today. Be ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, diaries, early diaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049915
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049915.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Lounsberry, author
University of Northern Iowa