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Virginia Woolf by David Daiches (The Makers of Modern Literature)

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Norfolk, Ct. : New Directions, 1942. Hardcover. 168 pages ; 18 cm. $1.50 dust jacket. Previous owner name on the front free endpaper. No other markings within this book. Binding is firm.


VIRGINIA WOOLF by David Daiches

David Daiches, brilliant young critic and lecturer on modern literature at the University of Chicago, has written a practical guidebook to the work of Virginia Woolf, Here, in compact form, the student or the plain reader will find the essential information about Mrs, Woolf's life and books, together with a critical summary of her methods and achievement, Mr. Daiches takes up the major books in order, analyzing their structure and intention; at the same time he traces Virginia Woolf's evolution — technical and spiritual — as an artist, with special emphasis on the successive experiments that made her one of the most fruitful innovators of her time. Mr. Daiches is searching but not rash in his interpretations, and, by the use of copious quotations, he allows Mrs. Woolf to tell much of her own story for herself. The book is complete with a selective bibliography, index and photo-portrait of Virginia Woolf by Man Ray.

(Mr. Daiches is the author of Poetry In The Modern World and The Novel In The Modern World.)