Há 1 dia · Adeline Virginia Woolf (/ w ʊ l f /; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer. She is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
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She was born into a well-known family. Her father, Leslie Stephen, was a Victorian scholar. Her mother, born in India, was a favourite model of the Preraphaeliteartists. Her sister, Vanessa Bell, was a painter. She had two brothers; one of them, Thoby, died in 1906. Her mother died when she was thirteen and four years later her half-sister Stella d...
After her father's death, Virginia and her brothers and sister moved to Bloomsbury, London and there they became members of the famous group of artists called Bloomsbury Group. Here Virginia met writer Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), whom she was married to from 1912 until her death. Together, they moved to Richmond, where they opened a publishing offic...
On 28 March 1941, Woolf drowned herself by filling her overcoat pockets with stones and walking into the River Ouse near her home. Her body was not found until 18 April. Her husband buried her cremated remains beneath an elm tree in the garden of Monk's House, their home in Rodmell, Sussex.
In 1998, American writer Michael Cunningham wrote a novel in which she appeared, called The Hours (a winner of the Pulitzer award), which is best known because of the same named movie, in which the role of Virginia was played by actress Nicole Kidman. Kidman won an Oscar for her performance. Rather better known is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, in...
9 de ago. de 2023 · Virginia Woolf, English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre. Best known for her novels Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, she also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power.
18 de set. de 2023 · As observações feitas sobre os registros diarísticos de Anne Lister e de Virginia Woolf permitem compreender a centralidade da narrativa sobre si para desafiar convenções sociais e para expressar o amor lésbico sem temer a violência. Logo, a leitura dos diários de Lister e Woolf é cada vez mais necessária.
Há 2 dias · Five films in which she starred – Lassie Come Home, National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Giant, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – have been preserved in the National Film Registry, and the American Film Institute has named her the seventh greatest female screen legend of classical Hollywood cinema.
In the 1930’s with the rise of Fascism she became increasingly despondent, and as World War II began Woolf committed suicide by weighing her pockets down with stones and walking into the river Ouse, eventually drowning herself. Virginia Woolf”s childhood home on Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. Statue of Virginia Woolf in Tavistock Gardens.