Saturday, January 25, 2014
Happy birthday, Virginia Woolf
It is the birthday of English writer Virginia Woolf (1882), who is remembered for her novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and her book-length essay A Room of One’s Own (1929). She was a leader in the Bloomsbury Group, influential writers, artists, philosophers, which held sway in the early 20th century. In this short recording of the author from a BBC program in 1937, she expounds on the craft of writing. Delightful.