[Vwoolf] Woolf's Art of Biography

Ellen Moody ellen.moody at gmail.com
Sun May 31 11:56:56 EDT 2020

Thank you for this very thorough precise information. In turn, I've now
been told (and confirmed) that the posthumous The Death of the Moth and
Other Essays (1942), published by Leonard Woolf in The Hogarth Press, was
actually the essay's first appearance in a collection of her works.

Ellen Moody

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 8:58 AM <mhussey at verizon.net> wrote:

> Hi Ellen, ‘The Art of Biography’ was first published in the *Atlantic
> Monthly* April 1939 (v163, No. 4, pp. 506-10). According to the notes in
> vol 6 of the *Essays* VW referred to the article (not necessarily by
> name) in her diary 19-20 Feb 1937, 14 Nov 1938, 25 Nov 1938. It was not a
> review of any particular book.
> *From:* Vwoolf <vwoolf-bounces at lists.osu.edu> *On Behalf Of *Ellen Moody
> via Vwoolf
> *Sent:* Friday, May 29, 2020 8:53 PM
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> *Subject:* [Vwoolf] Woolf's Art of Biography
> I apologize if this has already been posted; it has not come through to my
> box.  I asked if anyone can tell me where Woolf's "Art of Biography" was
> originally published, what year, and what book was this essay a review for
> (if there is a single book). My guess is Strachey's Elizabeth and Essex.
> I own it only in the 1970 reprint of the 1942 The Death of the Moth and
> Other Essays, and cannot find it in the first four volumes of the Essays of
> Virginia Woolf.
> Ellen Moody
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