Books: Hooked

THE DIARY OF VIRGINIA WOOLF: VOL.1,1931-1935 Edited by Anne Olivier Bell Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 402 pages; $19.95

Some notes found under a vacation hammock:

Tuesday. Another day, another book by Virginia Woolf. Dead for 41 years, yet her output still rolling off the presses almost faster than one can read it. Leave aside the novels, biographies and critical collections in her own lifetime. What about the nearly 4,000 letters in six volumes that finished coming out in 1980? The countless essays and fugitive pieces being sorted and shuffled in various miscellanies? And now these reams of diaries, to be concluded in a fifth...

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