1898-06-23)23 June 1898 Rudston, Yorkshire, England. Holtby began to suffer from high blood pressure, recurrent headaches and bouts of lassitude, and in 1931 she was diagnosed as suffering from Bright's disease. Her doctor gave her only two years to live. Aware of her impending death, Holtby put all her remaining energy into what became her most important book, South Riding. Mandoa! (1933), a critical study of Virginia Woolf (1932) and a volume of short stories, Truth is Not Sober (1934).
Miss Holtby is writing a book on me, " Virginia Woolf noted in her diary in March 1931. Winifred Holtby was 33, a well-respected author with four novels and much journalism to her name. She had yet to write her most famous novel, South Riding, but had already formed the close bond with Vera Brittain that was to lead to the latter writing Testament of Friendship in tribute. Miss Holtby is writing a book on me, " Virginia Woolf noted in her diary in March 1931.
Holtby gives us Woolf the critic, the essayist and the experimental novelist in a critical memoir which is of particular .
Holtby's careful reading of Woolf's work is set in the context of the debate between modernist and traditional writing in the 1920s and 1930s. Although Holtby greatly admires Woolf's art, she considers its limitations as an elite form that ignores the material conditions of everyday life and the consequent social responsibility expected of the novel.
Strictly speaking Virginia Woolf; a critical memoir is not a work of biography, i. Virginia Woolf was perfectly aware of the book being written, making a note in her diary about it and following that up with a letter to Winifred Holtby saying that she looked forward to reading it. Fascinatingly the two women met once during the writing of the book, and Woolf arranged for an advance copy of The Waves to be sent to Winifred Holtby
Holtby gives us Woolf the critic, the essayist and the experimental. Holtby's careful reading of Woolf's work is set in the context of the debate between modernist and traditional writing in the 1920s and 1930s.
Virginia Woolf: A Critical Memoir Paperback – June, 1978. Holtby, Winifred, Virginia Woolf: A Critical Memoir. by. Winifred Holtby (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.
Winifred Holtby was born in 1898
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At the beginning of Virginia Woolf second novel, Night and Day, is a description of what it feels like to be born the daughter of a distinguished literary family
At the beginning of Virginia Woolf second novel, Night and Day, is a description of what it feels like to be born the daughter of a distinguished literary family. The quality of her birth oozed into Katharine's consciousness from a dozen different sources as soon as she was able to perceive anything
A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America
A party of English people are aboard the Euphrosyne, bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a young girl, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society, books, sex, love and marriage. She is a free spirit half-caught, momentarily and passionately, by Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer who she meets in Santa Marina. But their engagement is to end abruptly, and tragically.
A Couple of Stops is a series of short stories designed to be read on short journeys. This book is part of the Light Transports series, ia set of three collections of short stories designed as pocket books for the commuter. The books are compiled with a series of stories that reflect differing lengths of journeys – A Couple of Stops, Commutes and Intercity.
Author: Winifred Holtby
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Publisher: Cassandra Editions / Academy Press (1978)
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