Reading Woolf

The Woolf Project Catch Up

I can say that I've been through it all--five volumes of collected essays, six of letters (I think, or perhaps that was the diary), five or six of the diary.  The novels from The Voyage Out to The Pargiters, the short stories, the reminiscences of Leonard Woolf and Vita Sackville-West (among others).  And while there are longeurs and moments of  embarrassment (I'm thinking of Flush and Freshwater), I can say that the whole experience is a wonderful literary tour of an incredible talent.  The highs are many and surprising, from Jacob's Room to Between the Acts.  What a loss came from her despair.

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