HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIRGINIA WOOLF !

” FOR THE MOST PART OF HISTORY,
ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN ! ”

Virginia Woolf.

VIRGINIA WOOLF, British Novelist,
Essayist n Publisher, Was Born This
Day, On January 25, 1882 In
Kensington,UK !

Virginia Woolf Is Still Widely Read
Across The Globe.She Wrote Less
Than A Dozen Novels, Two Volumes
Of Short-stories, A Critically
Acclaimed Essay Book (A ROOM OF
ONE’S OWN), Nearly 400 Letters
Compiled In Two Volumes And
Other Articles,especi ally, Book
Reviews For The Times Lit. Suppl. !

‘Mrs. DALLOWAY’ , ‘TO THE
LIGHTHOUSE’ , ‘THE WAVES’ Are Her
Best Novels.
Virginia Woolf Was One Of The
Early Modernists Who Dared Lots Of
Experimentations In The Very Art
n Science Of Novel-writing And Had
Established Herself As A Prominent
Modern Novelist Writing In English,
Of Postwar(WWI) Era.

She Laid Huge Emphasis Upon The
Inner Psyche Of A Character Than
The Usual Practise Of Outward
Delienation ! The Outward Action
Gets A Backseat and On The
Frontseat Comes The Interior
Thoughts , Motives , Urges. . . . .et.al. (INTERIOR MONOLOGUES)
Of A Character!
The Idea Of Flat Character Got The
Beating And The Concept Of
‘Round Character’ Got Shape!This
Multi-dimensional Character
Sketch Lent The Novels A Deeper
Psychological Edge And The Art Of
Novel Writing Went Through A
Profound Change!

James Joyce And V. Woolf Had Had
The Most Contributions To The
Modern Novels!

Terms Like ‘STREAM OF
CONCIOUSNESS’ Became Very
Definitive Reference To The Novels
Of Postwar Period!

She Had Also Penned A Lot
Regarding The Feminist Criticism In
Her Seminal Book, ‘A ROOM OF
ONE’S OWN’ .
This Book Is A Collection Of Her
Lectures Delivered At Women’s
Colleges In Oxford n Cambridge
University.
Virginia Woolf Took A Historical
Perspective And Had Analyzed
Various Female Authors And
Feminist Critics In A Dramatised
Way Of Presentation.

A Life Full Of Breakdowns n Bouts
Of Depression , Woolf Died Of
Drowning Herself In The Ouse
River By Stuffing Her Pockets With
Stones And Going To The Middle Of
The River. She Was 59.

With Husband Leonard Woolf,Himself An Author, She
Had Run Successfully The ‘HOGARTH
PRESS’ And Thus Also Known As
Publishers of Note!

Her Friends’ Circle That Used To Have Had Get-Togethers At Woolf’s Bloomsbury Villa, Came To Be Known As ‘BLOOMSBURY CIRCLE’ !
Many Authors, Painters n Academics Were The Members Of The Circle That Included The Likes of Mr. T.S.ELIOT, EZRA POUND, GERTRUDE STEIN, WYNDHAM LEWIS . . . .et.al. !

After Woolf’s Death , Her Popularity
Dwindled Sharpely And It Was Not
Untill The Late 60s n Early 70s That
A Fresh Plus Abiding Interest Grew
For Her Works — Thanks To The
Women’s Liberation Movement!

Films Were Made On Her Life n Works,Chiefly, ‘THE HOURS’ and ‘Mrs. DALLOWAY’ .

Today Virginia Woolf’s Works Invariably Make Places In The Book-Shelves Of Reading Fraternity Around The World !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIRGINIA WOOLF !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F,ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.

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