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Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) was an English novelist and essayist regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group.

Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929) with its famous dictum, "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Born into a privileged English household in 1882, author Virginia Woolf was raised by free-thinking parents. She began writing as a young girl and published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. She wrote modernist classics, as well as pioneering feminist works, A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas.

In her personal life, she suffered bouts of deep depression. She committed suicide in 1941, at the age of 59.

Throughout her career, Woolf spoke regularly at colleges and universities, penned dramatic letters, wrote moving essays and self-published a long list of short stories.

By her mid-forties, she had established herself as an intellectual, an innovative and influential writer and pioneering feminist. Her ability to balance dream-like scenes with deeply tense plot lines earned her incredible respect from peers and the public alike.

The writer was often accused of anti-Semitism. Her story "The Duchess and the Jeweler" (1938) was so profound in its hateful portrayal of Jews that Harper's Bazaar asked her to change it before publication.

Despite her outward success, she continued to suffer regularly from debilitating bouts of depression and severe mood swings.

Virginia Woolf still remains one of the most influential authors of the 21st century.
Lebensjahre: 25 Januar 1882 28 März 1941



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ndeed he seemed to her sometimes made differently from other people, born blind, deaf, and dumb, to the ordinary things, but to the extraordinary things, with an eye like an eagle's. His understanding often astonished her. But did he notice the flowers? No. Did he notice the view? No. Did he even notice his own daughter's beauty, or whether there was pudding on his plate or roast beef? He would sit at table with them like a person in a dream. And his habit of talking aloud, or saying poetry aloud, was growing on him, she was afraid; for sometimes it was awkward—
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There is the white house lying among the trees. It lies down there ever so far beneath us. We shall sink like swimmers just touching the ground with the tips of their toes. We shall sink through the green air of the leaves, Susan. We sink as we run. The waves close over us, the beech leaves meet above our heads.
Debora Salamancahat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
cómplice de sus amoríos con el poeta Robert Browning.


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