Adeline Virginia Woolf (/wʊlf/;née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
“Virginia Woolf.” Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Woolf. Accessed 5 Oct. 2021.
“In 1928, addressing distinguished female students at the University of Cambridge, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf declared, “A woman must have money and a room of one’s own if she is to write fiction.” Replace “write fiction” with any creative, intellectual or political pursuit, and in a sentence, Woolf had summed up millennia of inequality. In her 1929 extended essay “A Room of One’s Own,” Woolf played with both fiction and nonfiction, building on the themes of her lectures. She invented the indelible figure of Judith Shakespeare, sister of William, who had equal talent but would never become a world-famous playwright because she was barred from education and relegated to the home.”
“1929: Virginia Woolf.” Time, 3 May 2020, time.com/5792713/virginia-woolf-100-women-of-the-year.
- The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf
- Haynes, Suyin. “What to Know About Virginia Woolf’s Love Affair With Vita Sackville-West.” Time, 23 Aug. 2019
Here’s the trailer from the 2018 film Vita & Virginia:
Vita and Virginia is a love story of the affair and the friendship between writer Virginia Woolf “Elizabeth Debicki”, and aristocrat Vita Sackville West “Gemma Arterton”. In 1922, when Vita receives an invitation their paths crossed in Bloomsbury with Virginia.
Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, Woolf’s lover and close friend, it is arguably one of her most popular novels; Orlando is a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women’s writing and gender and transgender studies.
“Orlando: A Biography.” Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando:_A_Biography. Accessed 3 Oct. 2021.
Here’s the trailer from Sally Potter’s 1993 film Orlando featuring Tilda Swinton as Orlando:
Theatrical Trailer from Sony Pictures Classics