Virginia Woolf

The Will to Create as a Woman
Product Number: EB00053429
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453248645
Publisher: Open Road Media
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This groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf is also an account of the intertwined lives of two extraordinary women. In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD-the youngest person ever to do so-with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf's work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber's eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman. Described by Gruber as "the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life," Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature's most innovative authors, written by one of America's most remarkable journalists.

Author(s): Ruth Gruber
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2012

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