The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume 2 | Granta

  • Published: 01/06/2023
  • ISBN: 9781783788699
  • Granta Books
  • 480 pages

The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volume 2

Virginia Woolf

With an introduction by Adam Phillips

Monday 17 July 1922. Back from Garsington, & too unsettled to write – I meant to say read; but then this does not count as writing. It is to me like scratching; or, if it goes well, like having a bath – which of course, I did not get at Garsington.

1920. The war is over, and Virginia Woolf is meeting friends old and new, from Maynard Keynes to Vita Sackville-West. She is reading and reviewing voraciously, and the Hogarth Press is thriving. Jacob’s Room was published in 1922, and Woolf began work on what was to become Mrs Dalloway. This was a time of creative highs and lows, as well as a growing confidence as Woolf developed her distinctive literary voice.

The Author

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) is recognised as one of the most innovative writers of the 20th century. She was part of the Bloomsbury circle of artists, writers and thinkers, and a leading figure in the modernist movement. Perhaps best known for her fiction, including Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, she also wrote essays, biographies and reviews and maintained a private diary for much of her adult life. She was married to Leonard Woolf and lived between London and East Sussex.

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