By Edward Bishop
An try to draw jointly the real info of Woolf's operating lifestyles in one quantity, permitting the reader to track her improvement as novelist, feminist and literary journalist opposed to the history of the age.
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H. B. Wheatley, in TLS. 8 Meets RF, who persuades her to buy Jean-Richard Bloch's Et Cie (1918). 14 Harriet Weaver, who had published J. Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, comes to tea with the manuscript of Ulysses; VW is not impressed: 'First there's a dog that p's then there's a man that forths ... moreover, I don't believe that his method, which is highly developed, means much more than cutting out the explanations and putting in the thoughts between dashes' (to LS, 23 Apr); in any case it is beyond the capacity of the Hogarth Press (to H.
21 B. Hiles starts work as part-time assistant in the Hogarth Press; before long the Woolfs begin to find her presence an irritant (as they eventually do with anyone who comes to work for the press). VW dines with CB and RF, discusses literature and aesthetics. ) 29 'Stopford Brooke', review of L. P. Jacks's Life and Letters of Stopford Brooke, in TLS. December 5 (Wed) Reading Dante's Purgatorio, finding it 'stiff' (D). 6 'Mr Gladstone's Daughter', review of Some Hawarden Letters, 1918 41 1878-1913, chosen by L.
VW's thirty-sixth birthday. D. MacCarthy visits, discusses Thackeray, Enid Bagnold's first book, Diary without Dates (1918), and the development of psychology since Shakespeare's time. 'Across the Border', review of Dorothy Scarborough's The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction, in TLS. February 6 (Wed) Visits Dr Craig, who advises her that her weight is too low. 8 In bed with influenza for a week. 7 'Coleridge as Critic', review of The Table Talk and Omniana of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with a note on Coleridge by Coventry Patmore, in TLS.
A Virginia Woolf Chronology by Edward Bishop