“I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.”–Virginia Woolf
“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.”–Virginia Woolf
The cover of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (The Hogarth Press, 1928).
A few weeks ago, when I wasn’t home, The Chef broke my A Room of One’s Own mug. He immediately ordered a replacement, plus this baby. My husband really is the best.
- Three by Kafka [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- How Photographs Have Shaped Our View of the National Parks [HYPERALLERGIC]
- Diane di Prima Digs in San Francisco [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Virginia Woolf’s travel and literary notebook, 1906-09 [BRITISH LIBRARY]
The talented, beautiful, and well-connected artist Vanessa Bell was born on 30 May 1879.
Paramount Scraps Release of Animated ‘Little Prince’ [The Hollywood Reporter]
A Thing That Wants Virginia [The Paris Review]
In anticipation of Saint Valentine’s Day, we are sharing a few wee love-themed shopping guides.
Some legendary literary love affairs were more successful than others, but who are we to judge? At any rate, we’ll save such musings for another day.
Today’s couple: Leonard Woolf and Virginia Woolf
“For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.”-Virginia Woolf, Orlando