Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf

A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf. 1954 Harcourt Brace and Company, first U.S. edition, 356 pages. Woolf was one of the most important novelists, critics, publishers, stylists and sister of the twentieth century. A very good modernist! As for Writer's Diary, published posthumously and assembled by Woolf's husband Leonard, Elizabeth Bowen wrote in the New York Times: "For 'A Writer's Diary,' as it reaches us, never shifts from its focus: it is internal. Its continuity is not merely a continuity; it is Virginia Woolf. Here we have what she was and what she was for. In a genius writer, is being ever separated from purpose? Times, stretches of time maybe, when between the two a divorce appears to occur are irrelevancies, only the more agonizing because of the writer's sense that they are irrelevant. The only death is death through what does not matter--hence the protest, the 'irritation or misery.'"

Condition: Jacket in good condition, open tears on cover, along back flap, book in good condition with bumps and wear on the boards, pages clean.

"It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned."

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