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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 4 Feb 2009
This review is from: Moments Of Being: Autobiographical Writings (Paperback)
A brilliant insight into the mind of this amazing woman. The delicate balance of her health is understandable when one considers what she has been through. I cannot recommend this book enough total fascination, which will, without doubt lead you onto the next book by Virginia or about her.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed, 16 Jan 2011
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If, like me, you find Virginia Woolf's novels hard going, you must nevertheless read these autobiographical memoirs. They were not intended for publication and in consequence perhaps are in parts very funny, indiscreet, moving and shocking. They were first published in 1976 and a new edition with 75 previously unpublished pages was published in 1985. This new material is very significant since it deals with Virginia's and Vanessa's difficult relationship with their father and the extraordinary family ambiance in which they lived. When this 1985 edition appeared, as Hermione Lee says in her introduction, it seems to have slipped below the critical radar (my phrase!) and was virtually ignored. At that time I was reading Virginia Woolf's diaries and letters (which I can also say are immensely readable) and I am sure I would have heard about this volumn if it had been widely reviewed.
A fascinating portrait of a remarkable woman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Virginia, 11 Oct 2011
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I love this book, setting out her thoughts and experiences. Utterly readable. And the service was second to none. Amazon does it again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars truly essential reading for the Woolf fan, 27 Aug 2013
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This is some of Woolf's most beautiful and clearly written prose. The start especially is as beautiful as anything you will ever read in the memoir genre-- her childhood memories, portraits of her mother, father, and the exceptional characters who floated through her house. She also touches on the sexual and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her elder half brother, the man who later became her first publisher! In every way a remarkable work of literature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The wonders of Virginia Woolf, 4 Dec 2012
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Any aspiring writer should read this.Woolf was such a great writer and a tragic figure; makes the reading more poignant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking, 1 Mar 2014
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a good companion to her other works, especially A Room of one's own. Has not be available in the UK for a while
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