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Afterwords: Letters On The Death Of Virginia Woolf

Sybil Oldfield

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ISBN : 9780748622429
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221 pages
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On March 28, 1941, at the height of Hitlers victories during the Second World War, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Since that time, Woolfs suicide has been the subject ofMoreOn March 28, 1941, at the height of Hitlers victories during the Second World War, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Since that time, Woolfs suicide has been the subject of controversy. At the time of her death some voices in the press attacked her for showing cowardice in the face of the enemy and for setting a bad example to the general population. Just when it may seem that nothing else could be said about Virginia Woolf and the ambiguous details of her suicide, this unique volume provides an entirely fresh perspective by making available to a wide readership for the first time the letters sent to Leonard Woolf and Vanessa Bell (Virginia Woolfs sister) in the aftermath of the event. In her introduction, editor Sybil Oldfield confronts the contemporary controversy over Woolfs suicide note, arguing that no one who knew Woolf or her work believed that she had deserted Britain.