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‘Oh Lord what it is to publish a best seller’: The Woolfs' Professional Relationship with Vita Sackville-West

Stephen Barkway

in Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642274
eISBN:
9780748651979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642274.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyses Vita Sackville-West's hugely unexplored business relationship with the Woolfs. It studies previously unpublished letters and the Woolfs' smart negotiations with Sackville-West, ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Anne Clifford: Writing a Family Identity

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing the life of Anne Clifford. It then explores Anne's writings and describes her as an example of breadth rather than depth. It includes Aaron Kunin's argument ... More


Queering Orlando and Non/Human Desire

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a queer reading, or rather ‘queering’, of Orlando which reassesses the themes of love and desire in Woolf’s mock-biography. It begins with a section on Woolf and Vita ... More


“Penning and pinning”: Vita, Virginia, and Orlando

Gill Lowe

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the associations of pen and ink with male power and eroticism, arguing that Woolf wrote Orlando as a means to lay claim to her lover Sackville-West.


Spare, Modernist Perfection

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf appears in consummate command in her 1924 diary. She curbs her number of diary entries and brakes her previous need for praise. London supplies the motion she craves. As she finishes Mrs. ... More


Contemporary Conversations

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Woolf was highly informed about the ways in which Christianity continued to be an important cultural and political influence throughout her lifetime. Acknowledging that ... More


‘The Queen had come’: Orgasm and Arrival

Jane Goldman

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Jane Goldman focuses on one of the novel’s most direct sentences: ‘The Queen had come’. While this sentence reports the arrival of a Queen, presumably Elizabeth I, it is also an ... More


“As I spin along the roads I remodel my life”: Travel Films “projected into the shape of Orlando”

Leslie Kathleen Hankins

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the cinematic inter-texts of Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando in 1920s travel films to show how Woolf, through the creation of “film clip portals,” re-directs—rather than simply ... More


Woolf, De Quincey and the Legacy of ‘Impassioned Prose’

Elsa Högberg

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Elsa Högberg illuminates Woolf’s sensual, lyrical writing in light of its contact with Thomas De Quincey’s ‘impassioned prose’, drawing out the erotic and political dimensions of the ... More


Rhythms of Revision and Revisiting: Unpicking the Past in Orlando

Jane de Gay

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Jane de Gay invites us to explore a sentence in which Orlando as a Victorian woman writer is urged by the ‘spirit of the age’ to reconsider a few poetic lines she has just written. ... More


Rush, Urgency, Wound, and Rescue

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf’s 1925 diary repeats the alarming scenario of her 1921 diary. In January and February 1925, Woolf gives over her diary time to ready The Common Reader and Mrs. Dalloway for Hogarth Press. She ... More


Outhouses: Thoreau’s cabin and Dumas’ prison

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 7 forays into visionary spaces occupied by writers beyond the domestic. It explores how the processes of writing are imagined within, and more usually beyond, the everyday domestic, with time ... More


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