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Theme of the Week: Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf 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 Orlando (1928), Between the Acts (1941), the short essay The Common Reader (1925) 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.

Please enjoy the clip below of Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of Virginia Woolf from the film The Hours.


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