Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New Virginia Woolf Miscellany Fall 2013
For those who are interested in Woolf's writing, especially as an influence on Barbara Pym, you have a chance to sign up for this newsletter which is a product of the International Virginia Woolf Society, and published in part by Vera Neverow. The link is firstname.lastname@example.org. This issue's theme was Woolf and animals. As noted in the introductory material, animals played an important role in Woolf's writing, from the infamous Moth to Kew-Gardens' snails. In this, she reminds me of Annie Dillard and Rumer Godden. Titles of some of the essays for this speical issue include "Virginia Woolf's Dance Drama: Staging the Life and Death of the Moth," "Diamond cut red eyes: Insect Perspectives in To the Lighthouse and Between the Acts," "Moments of Being and Ordinary Human-Animal Enoucnters" and a poem, "The Snail and the Transcending Time."