À propos

''I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone. I just miss you...'' At a dinner party in 1922, Virginia Woolf met the renowned author, aristocrat - and sapphist - Vita Sackville-West. Virginia wrote in her diary that she didn''t think much of Vita''s conversation, but she did think very highly of her legs. It was to be the start of almost twenty years of flirtation, friendship, and literary collaboration. Their correspondence ended only with Virginia''s tragic death in 1941. Intimate and playful, these selected letters and diary entries allow us to hear these women''s constantly changing feelings for each other in their own words. Eavesdrop on the affair that inspired Virginia to write her most fantastical novel, Orlando , and glimpse into their extraordinary lives: from Vita''s travels across the globe, to Virginia''s parties with the Bloomsbury set; from their shared love of dogs and nature, to their grief at the beginning of the Second World War. Discover a relationship that - even a hundred years later - feels radical and relatable. WITH AN ORIGINAL INTRODUCTION FROM ALISON BECHDEL, AUTHOR OF FUN HOME AND CREATOR OF THE BECHDEL TEST.

  • Auteur(s)

    Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf

  • Éditeur

    Vintage Uk

  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    176 Pages

  • Longueur

    17.7 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    225 g

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Vita Sackville-West

Une élégance absolue caractérise l'?uvre de Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), intime durant l'entre-deux-guerres de Virginia Woolf. Inédit en français, Paola (1932) s'inscrit pleinement dans ses ?uvres de fiction, de Toute passion abolie à Plus jamais d'invités ! en passant par Haute Société.

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf est née en 1882. Mariée à l'économiste Leonard Woolf, elle a fondé avec lui la maison d'édition Hogarth Press. Ses romans et ses articles ont fait d'elle l'une des figures les plus importantes de la littérature de l'entre-deux-guerres. Sujette à des crises nerveuses fréquentes et craignant de perdre la raison, elle mit fin à ses jours en 1941. Elle était membre du Bloomsbury Group, un groupe d'artistes auquel appartenaient E.M. Forster et J.M. Keynes.