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January 25, 1882, Kensington
March 28, 1941, Lewes, United Kingdom
Novelist, Essayist, Publisher, Critic
25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941
Virginia Woolf 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.
Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), A Room of One's Own (1929), The Waves (1931)
Before the Second World War and long before the second wave of feminism, Virginia Woolf argued that women's experience, particularly in the women's movement, could be the basis for transformative social change. Woolf has become an iconic feminist in both pop culture and academic circles.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is recognised as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century. She was best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927). She also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power.
“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”
“Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?”
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”