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Nurse Lugton’s Curtain: Virginia Woolf’s Little-Known Children’s Story, in Gorgeous Watercolors
Nurse Lugton’s Curtain: Virginia Woolf’s Little-Known Children’s Story, in Gorgeous Watercolors

A lovely allegory about the whimsical wonderland we enter as we slip into sleep.

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Virginia Woolf’s Never-Before-Seen Witty Family Newspaper, Illustrated by Her Nephew, Quentin Bell
Virginia Woolf’s Never-Before-Seen Witty Family Newspaper, Illustrated by Her Nephew, Quentin Bell

A heartwarming inter-generational collaboration of irreverent humor.

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Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death
Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death

T.S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E.M. Forster, Elizabeth Bowen, H.G. Wells, and others grapple with the ineffable.

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A Eulogy to Words: The Only Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, Adapted for Chamber Orchestra
A Eulogy to Words: The Only Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, Adapted for Chamber Orchestra

“Our unconsciousness is their privacy; our darkness is their light.”

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On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, 1937
On Craftsmanship: The Only Surviving Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, 1937

“Words belong to each other.”

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Waving to Virginia: Patti Smith Reads Woolf
Waving to Virginia: Patti Smith Reads Woolf

“One man will single me out and will tell me what he has told no other person.”

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