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Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book
Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book

“Do not dictate to your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

“The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”

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Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts
Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts

“All the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature
Virginia Woolf on the Language of Film and the Evils of Cinematic Adaptations of Literature

“The eye licks it all up instantaneously, and the brain, agreeably titillated, settles down to watch things happening without bestirring itself to think.”

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Beautiful 1921 Woodcuts by Virginia Woolf’s Sister
Beautiful 1921 Woodcuts by Virginia Woolf’s Sister

Black-and-white beauty from a rare vintage edition.

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Vita Sackville-West’s Love Letter to Virginia Woolf
Vita Sackville-West’s Love Letter to Virginia Woolf

“I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia.”

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