I decided to do another author fun facts post today, and the author I chose to do one on is Virginia Woolf. I will admit that I haven’t read anything by Virginia or know that much about her, but to me that is what makes this type of post fun! I love learning about authors that I knew nothing about, and in the process it makes me interested to read some of their work.
Let’s start learning something about Virginia!
- Her full name is Adeline Virginia Woolf
- She was born in England on January 25, 1882
- She pioneered feminist texts
- Her parents had 8 children
- Woolf and her sisters were educated at home, while her brother’s were sent to Cambridge
- She started a family newspaper, the Hyde Park Gate News, to document her family’s humorous anecdotes
- On March 28, 1941, she lost her battle with depression. She put on her over coat, filled the pockets with rocks and walked into the river
- She remains one of the most influential authors of the 21st century
- In her writings she attempts to inspire impressions rather than recreating reality
- She was the author of 15 books
- Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Jacob’s Room (1922) represent Virginia Woolf’s major achievements
- In The Waves (1931) she masterfully employed the stream-of-consciousness technique which stresses “free writing.”
I hope you all learned a lot more about Virginia Woolf like I did while creating this post. If you know something about this amazing author that wasn’t listed, please feel free to add it in the comments below!
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