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All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
 

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smyth, Katharine

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A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives--and see clearly the people we love most. Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting r...oom, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyth's story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolf's Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of To the Lighthouse, and her artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Smyth guides us toward a new vision of Woolf's most demanding and rewarding novel--and crafts an elegant reminder of literature's ability to clarify and console. Braiding memoir, literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a wholly original debut: a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author.
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ISBN 9781524760632
Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
Publisher Broadway Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781524760632
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Broadway Books
Imprint Broadway Books
Released 21 Jan 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smyth, Katharine
Category Literary Studies: General
Biography & Autobiography
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 218g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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