[Vwoolf] Woolf/de Beauvoir

Cheryl Mares mares at sbc.edu
Sun Feb 16 20:13:51 EST 2020

According to the interview with de Beauvoir in the Spring/Summer 1965 Paris Review (Issue #34), she had a high regard for A Room of One’s Own, also read Orlando and Mts. Dalloway, didn’t care for The Waves, and found the diaries “fascinating, but too foreign” and too “literary.” She was “very, very fond of her book on Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” Woolf “one of the women writers who ... interested her most.” She read her work in English.  

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> On Feb 16, 2020, at 12:57 PM, Alice E. Staveley via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu> wrote:
>  Dear Woolfians,
> I was having lunch with a colleague in political science last week who's writing a book on political ethics which will include a chapter on Woolf.  She asked me if I knew whether or not Simone de Beauvoir read Woolf or referenced her directly, and my first thought was ‘I’ve read the answer to that on the Woolf lists’!  But I didn’t want to pass off any half remembered knowledge without reaching out to the community and getting my facts right.  If anyone could help me out, that’d be wonderful. Also, of course, if you know of scholarship putting the two in dialogue.
> Thanks
> Alice
> Alice Staveley
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