Books: Notes on Virginia Woolf

VIRGINIA WOOLF—David Daiches—New Directions ($1.50).

For the late, probably great Virginia Woolf, Chicago University's David Daiches has written a helpful set of program notes for lay readers.

Virginia Woolf was all but born between the covers of a book, grew up and lived there until one day in 1941 when she stepped out to drown herself in the River Ouse. Her father's first wife was Thackeray's daughter. Her father was Essayist Leslie Stephen. Her husband was Essayist Leonard Woolf. Her brother-in-law was Art Critic Clive Bell. She educated herself in her father's vanguard-Victorian library, honed...

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