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“Music is the best means we have of digesting time.” Meditations on the power and splendor of music by Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and other beautiful minds

If you’re looking, as Virginia Woolf said, for a room of one’s own, why not follow her inspiration? Woolf also wrote from her garden shed, so – if you’re lucky enough to have one – look no further than your own back yard.

Lola Ridge, 1935 (née Emily Ridge 1873-1941) © Marjorie Content - "Ten years before Virginia Woolf called for a room of one’s own, this radical poet paved the way for literary feminists." Teresa Svoboda

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What was Virginia Woolf’s first published novel?

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” Virginia Woolf

@ruth_franklin  on two rich and powerful new books that respond to Virginia Woolf’s call to rewrite intellectual history by writing women’s history.

“Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.” —Virginia Woolf#Writer 

“For the philosopher is right who says that nothing is thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy” ― Virginia Woolf#JoyPublicity 

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We're celebrating #WorldBookDay  with some of our favourite women authors! One of them is Virginia Woolf who became a feminist writer at a time when women were granted few rights. Find out more:

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‘No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.’ Virginia Woolf, died #onthisday  in 1941. #WednesdayWisdom 

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“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” -- Virginia Woolf, born #OnThisDay  in 1882.

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“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” -- Virginia Woolf. #BookLoversDay 

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‘Autumn is my season, dear. It is, after all, the season of the soul.’ ? Virginia Woolf#AutumnEquinox 

Some people express surprise that I take a political stance. I'm supposed to write about literature, philosophy, science, they say. But you can't read and reverence James Baldwin or Virginia Woolf or Rachel Carson without civil rights and women's rights and environmental justice.

“As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” -- Virginia Woolf, born #OnThisDay . #ThursdayThoughts 

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This is probably the most viewed staging of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in history.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf

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