[Vwoolf] Leonard and Virginia--100 years after their wedding
helt0010 at umn.edu
Fri Jul 6 18:18:01 EDT 2012
Well, I'll take a turn:
As much as I enjoy folks' attempts to undercut Woolf's varied and various
attractions in favor of something more hetero-recognizable, the "exquisite
pleasure" quote is taken rather too out of context to ignore, referring not
to the pleasure Woolf took in holding her husband's hand, but her
brother-in-law's and Vita's: "Perhaps this shows why Clive, who had his
reasons, always called me a fish. Vita also calls me fish. And I reply (I
think often while holding their hands, and getting exquisite pleasure from
contact with either male or female body) 'But what I want of you is
illusion-to make the world dance.'" (Letters 4: 200) An amusing
From: vwoolf-bounces at lists.service.ohio-state.edu
[mailto:vwoolf-bounces at lists.service.ohio-state.edu] On Behalf Of Mark
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Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush . .
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Subject: [Vwoolf] Leonard and Virginia--100 years after their wedding
>From the Islington Tribune, an article by Cecil Woolf's daughter on Leonard
and Virginia and their wedding in 1912:
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