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An intimate, surprising portrait of the great American writer peels back the layers of Woolf's life to reveal a writer passionately interested in women's issues, human rights, the nature of war, and other important issues. 25,000 first printing.
A graceful, illuminating portrait of the esteemed writer, interspersed with Nicholson's personal reminiscences. Nicholson has also written a biography of his parents, writers Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville- West, who was one of Woolf's closest friends and sometime lover. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Virginia Woolf's life as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury Group has captured the imagination of millions. Now Nigel Nicolson threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. In so doing, he paints an astonishing portrait of one of the most remarkable women in history.
Nicolson recalls childhood times with Woolf: from her walks around his ancestral home as she planned Orlando to her writing of the modern classics Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One's Own. Virginia Woolf probes keenly her stance on women's issues and the nature of war and is suffused with personal admiration and affection for this incomparable writer.
Recalls the ties between his family and the novelist and childhood moments spent with her, discussing her walks around his ancestral home, the progression of her well-known works, and her philosophy towards women's issues and war.
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