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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

This revealing, highly illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) by leading authority on the Bloomsbury Group, Frances Spalding, accompanies the Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision exhibition. Illustrated with over a hundred works from public and private collections, documentary photographs and extracts from her writings, this book catches Woolf’s appearance and that of the world around her. It also points to her pursuit of the hidden, the fleeting and obscure, in her desire to understand better the place and moment in which she lived. In charting some of the milestones in Woolf's life – her early familiarity with death, her passion for literature, her interest in painting, her work for the Hogarth Press, and the recurrent mental illness that led ultimately to her suicide in 1941 – author Frances Spalding acknowledges the seen and unseen aspects of her subject; the outer and the inner, the recognisable and the concealed.

192 pages, 120 illustrations
£22.50 paperback

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