[Vwoolf] The Painter and the Novelist | by Paul Levy | The New York Review of Books

Mark Hussey mhussey at verizon.net
Mon May 1 08:55:23 EDT 2017

"the chilly, concealing shade of her younger sister, Virginia Woolf"--what a
vixen that Virginia was!

"From Parmar's pages Virginia emerges as an aggressive, often hostile,
malicious sibling, and a compulsive flirt. Although based on a huge inquiry
into her letters, diaries, and biographies, Parmar's Virginia is a fictional
character who is "raving mad and running all over the house shouting
nonsense."    As Trump would say, "people are saying..."  Not me, of course,
but "some say...".   A "huge inquiry" (whatever that means, beyond reading
what's there) comes to the same conclusion as so many British patriarchal
critics and laddish writers have done about VW.  I am shocked. Shocked!

And does a review in the prestigious NY Review of Books about three major
recent exhibitions, plus one of many fictionalized versions of the Stephen
sisters' lives, and one of myriad recent critical works on Woolf etc. really
provide evidence that "the attention paid to the Bloomsbury Group seems to
be waning on both sides of the Atlantic"?

Stay tuned.

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