Virginia Woolf

The new exhibition Writing in Times of Conflict at the Senate House Library, University of London, in Bloomsbury, looks at how writers have worked towards peace in their work over the last 100 years. Using examples from the library’s own collection, the works are divided into four sections: Writing for Peace, Writing in Wartime, Writing from Exile, and Writing in Protest.

Luxury Manuscript Edition of "Mrs Dalloway" Published nate Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:32

SP Books has brought together the three notebooks in which Virginia Woolf wrote Mrs Dalloway and published them in one hand-bound manuscript facsimile edition, the first of its kind. The manuscript includes revisions, crossed-out passages, and marginalia in Woolf's own handwriting. Accompanied by a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham (The Hours), the limited edition publication is hand-numbered from 1 to 1000.

In the Company of Animals: Art, Literature, and Music at the Morgan

New York, NY, February 16, 2012— Animals have provided a particularly fertile source of inspiration for artists, writers, and composers for centuries. From the carving of ancient seals with fearsome lions and mythical beasts, to the depiction of the serpent in representations of Biblical scenes by such luminaries as Albrecht Dürer, to more recent portrayals of endearing animal figures in children's stories, such as Babar and Winnie the Pooh, animals are everywhere.

Shakespeare's Sisters at the Folger

(Washington, DC)  Shakespeare’s heroine Rosalind criticizes the verses penned by her lover Orlando: “some of them had in them more feet than the verses would bear.”  No doubt she would write better ones, but Shakespeare doesn’t give her a chance.  Did he know any women writers?  Had he read any women’s verses circulating in collections among his acquaintance?  We may never know, but we do know that many women of the time, from aristocrats to courtesans, wrote on a range of topics from the spiritual to the sensual.  
There are times when booksellers' catalogues are more like limited editions, and such is the case with Glenn Horowitz's new catalogue, Virginia Woolf: The Flight of Time. And with good reason--this beautiful new catalogue chronicles the superb collection of William B. Beekman that is being offered en bloc for $4.5 million. An exhibition of the collection goes up tomorrow at the Forbes Galleries in New York City and will remain there open to the public until January 14.