Adeline Virginia Woolf(/ˈwʊlf/; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals.
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."
Woolf suffered from severe bouts of mental illness throughout her life, thought to have been the result of what is now termed bipolar disorder, and committed suicide by drowning in 1941 at the age of 59."
The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf - Article + Videos - 28 March 2016
"Seventy-five years have passed since the British writer died.
To mark the anniversary, we commissioned an animation of a BBC radio broadcast she made on 29 April 1937."
Virginia Woolf Quotes
"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works."
Virginia Woolf's final letter read by Juliet Stevenson
"Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared in 1941.
Her body was found some weeks later in the River Ouse, dressed in an overcoat with pockets filled with stones.
The actress Juliet Stevenson reads out her final epistle."
The Recorded Voice of Virginia Woolf
"This is the only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice. It is part of a BBC radio broadcast from April 29th, 1937. The talk was called "Craftsmanship" and was part of a series entitled "Words Fail Me".
The audio is accompanied by a slideshow of photographs of Virginia Woolf." (YouTube)
Mrs Dalloway Trailer 1997
"In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Michael Kitchen, Natascha McElhone, Alan Cox, Rupert Graves.
Director: Marleen Gorris."
'TO THE LIGHTHOUSE':
To the Lighthouse"is a 1927 novel by Virginia Woolf. The novel centres on the Ramsays and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland between 1910 and 1920.
Following and extending the tradition of modernist novelists like Marcel Proust and James Joyce, the plot of To the Lighthouse is secondary to its philosophical introspection.
Cited as a key example of the stream-of-consciousness literary technique, the novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations.
The novel recalls childhood emotions and highlights adult relationships.
Among the book's many tropes and themes are those of loss, subjectivity, and the problem of perception."
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? "is a 1962 play by Edward Albee.
It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George.
Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.
The play is in three acts, normally taking a little less than three hours to perform, with two 10-minuteintermissions.
The title is a pun on the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" from Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs (1933), substituting the name of the celebrated English author Virginia Woolf.
Martha and George repeatedly sing this version of the song throughout the play."