Virginia Woolf

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فرجينيا وولف،, Fīrǧīnā Wūlf, 佛吉尼亚 伍儿夫, and 25 others Ṿirginyah Ṿolf, Virtzinia Goulf, Virdžinija Vulf, Adeline Virginia Woolf, (Adeline) Virginia Stephen, Ṿirg'inyah Ṿolf, Fīrgīnā Wūlf, Virginia A. Woolf, Virginia Adeline Woolf, Virginia S. Woolf, Virzhinii︠a︡ Ulf, וירג׳יניה וולף, Вирджиния Вулф, Adeline Virginia Stephen, Virdzhiniia Vulf, Virzhiniia Ulf, Fojiniya Wuerfu, Virginia Woolf-Stephen, Virginia Woolf, V. Vulf, Adeline V. Woolf, Virdzhinii︠a︡ Vulf, Virginia Stephen, Virginia Stephen Woolf, Birtzinia Gulph
Jan. 24, 1882
March 27, 1941

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Virginia Woolf was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, epistler, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. (Source.)

Comment from Ursula Le Guin on The Guardian:

You can't write science fiction well if you haven't read it, though not all who try to write it know this. But nor can you write it well if you haven't read anything else. Genre is a rich dialect, in which you can say certain things in a particularly satisfying way, but if it gives up connection with the general literary language it becomes a jargon, meaningful only to an ingroup. Useful models may be found quite outside the genre. I learned a lot from reading the ever-subversive Virginia Woolf.

I was 17 when I read Orlando. It was half-revelation, half-confusion to me at that age, but one thing was clear: that she imagined a society vastly different from our own, an exotic world, and brought it dramatically alive. I'm thinking of the Elizabethan scenes, the winter when the Thames froze over. Reading, I was there, saw the bonfires blazing in the ice, felt the marvellous strangeness of …

Books by Virginia Woolf