Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
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The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series

2.02 Hours 01/27/2009 unabridged
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A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, she was subject to periods of mental breakdown, yet when she was lucid she was capable of a uniquely perceptive and frank introspection. Under the influence of the Bloomsbury Group and their progressive social attitudes, she became experimental in her life and art, breaking with convention to produce some of the finest and most unique literary works of the twentieth century. Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Woolf’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Woolf’s chief works, a chronology of her life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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Summary

Summary

A highly sensitive and intelligent child, Virginia Woolf grew up in a large family prone to psychological instability. Throughout her life, she was subject to periods of mental breakdown, yet when she was lucid she was capable of a uniquely perceptive and frank introspection. Under the influence of the Bloomsbury Group and their progressive social attitudes, she became experimental in her life and art, breaking with convention to produce some of the finest and most unique literary works of the twentieth century.

Virginia Woolf in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Woolf’s life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Woolf’s chief works, a chronology of her life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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Editorial Reviews

“Strathern captures the essence of Virginia Woolf…[He] manages to convey essential information and astute analysis in readable prose.” Kliatt

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Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English