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mhussey at verizon.net mhussey at verizon.net
Mon May 4 13:51:12 EDT 2020

Thank you for the excuse to look at Woolf's October 1938 diary (Oct 1: "One
turns peevish & has a sense of emptiness"!).


Friday October 14 "Two things I mean to do when the long dark evenings come:
to write on the spur of the moment, as now, lots of little poems to go into
P. H.: as they may come in handy: to collect, even bind together, my
innumerable T. L. S. notes: to consider them as material for some kind of
critical book: quotations? Comments? Ranging all through English lit: as
I've read it & noted it during the past 20 years"

(Page 180 in my 1984 Hogarth edition)



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Dear collective Woolf scholars, 


I need to cite a particular comment Woolf made in her diary, on October
1938, for which, during lockdown, I have relied on fabulous notes Brenda R.
Silver made in 1979, published in Twentieth Century Literature, about
Woolf's unfinished criticism, 'Reading at Random. or Turning the Page', that
includes the 'Anon' chapter. I think Silver's notes were published at the
time when everyone still used Leonard Woolf's paltry A Writer's Diary. 

The key reference I am looking for, should a kind soul out there have it, is
from October 1938, on a day when Woolf thinks about re-examining her
'innumerable T.L.S. notes' for 'some kind of critical book' to be made up of
'quotations? Comments? Ranging all through English literature as I've read
it and noted it during the past 20 years'. 



all best and stay safe, 



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